Electric chute blocker

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Tharrell, May 27, 2005.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've fabricated an electric chute blocker. Here's the first pic.

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  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's an overhead shot.

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  3. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
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    Is that an old windshield wiper motor that you used there?

    Looks like a good idea as long as it is strong enough for the use you give it.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's an overhead open shot.

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  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's an electric window motor. Here's a shot from the front of the mower.

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  6. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much did it cost you to make this? Thanks. :cool2:
     
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm too embarrassed to admit the cost. Let's just say the machine shop I'd used for numerous projects took advantage of me and I haven't been back since. Learning to weld, that's a winter project for me. The motor itself is about $60-65 bucks new. You could get one at a junkyard if you're willing to fight the snakes for it! Also, too much time was spent on that dumb piano type hinge when the original loops could have been used and would have made the unit portable. Find a friend who can weld and you'll do ok.
     
  8. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of motor are you using and how does it hold up for you. I have a very similiar set up using a GMC window motor. The problem is I go through 2 or 3 a season.

    Take care,
    Ed
     

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