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Old 02-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #21
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i have a t1770 with a Model 2740 snowblower attached to the front.
i need some advice, in order to raise the blower off the ground when
backing up, i need to pull back a large handle, its a reach not too
mention a pain in the neck to do this each time. wondering if
anyone had some suggestions on how to motorize this.

Jim
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The problem ist the force you need. If you do it with an electric actuator, that will take a long time or sucking very hard at your battery.
Frankly the problem is where the snowblower is connected to.
But when you are not in a hurry, you can use an actuator that moves the handle.
Maybe the better solution is that you adjust the handel to your needs, if possible.

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #22
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Default Re: Snowblower issues

cabu, this is exactly what i have. problem is that the bar must be parallel

to the tractor frame. a friend suggested using a winch with a modified

cable attached to a metal bar,,,,, which winch and how to attach

will take some thinking, i was thinking of a bracket of some sort,

kinda thinking out loud. I have found a few on the internet but

as yet no Kubotas like mine.i'm sure there is a way, could use

more ideas.... anyone.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #23
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...a friend suggested using a winch...
Maybe that works. I have seen some pics with a quad and a winch driven snowblade. Maybe the winch is not so expensive, because it has just a few pounds to lift. But you should check the current consumption, maybe your battery will not last long because the generator at your engine is to small. At my yardman the generator has just 80W! And with light switched on there will be just a few Watt left to charge the battery...

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:35 AM   #24
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Default Re: Snowblower issues

there's a video on you tube, a craftsman lawn tractor with a snow blower,

he connected a linear actuator to the frame and a cable to a modified

handle on the blower. He demonstrates it and it works.

i don't know what current it draws will have to look into it.

he mentions that this is his second actuator, first one was too

slow.
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