My design... Electric Chute Blocker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gl1200a, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    This is mine. It's based on the Masterchute design and been modified to mount on my JD Z-Trak. it is controlled by an enlarged foot switch and run my an electric window motor.

    masterchute 1.jpg
  2. sprout

    sprout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    :D Good job! I have a 757 with one my dealer made for me, its just a metal plate that drops down. Kinda cheap but it works.
  3. CuttersCove

    CuttersCove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Sweeeeeet job.

    It looks like you used the on board battery instead of a separate power supply is that correct?
  4. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Yes, the motor's battery with an inline 30 amp fuse and a toggle switch under the seat so I can power down the unit when not in use.
  5. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Feel like talkin someone through an installation and using me as a subject? I have an Exmark Lazer HP 52". Would be kind of neat to do an in progress installation so maybe others could do it.

    I have great digital camera and could do a whole series.

    What da say?
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi gl1200a,

    Excellent design!
  7. Qwikchute

    Qwikchute LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Looks like you spent a fair amount of time and did a good job on making your OCDC. I am sure it saves you alot of time and
    aggravation, well worth the effort. For the people out there who don't have the time, we at GTM Manufacturing have a Qwikchute
    to fit the John Deere. It is a mechanical opperation so you don't have to tie into the electrical system. See it at

    I guess your post got split up so I replied to both. Poductivity puts $$$ in your pocket let the Qwikchute help!
  8. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I seen something some what like that a few years back but it was made out of the electric door locking solenoid. There where two buttons on the control. Push one and it would snap closed so fast it was scary and opened just as fast.
  9. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Yes, Fixer it does operate at a rather fast pace, but the plastic gearing in the motor is very forgiving and I have a second motor on hand for a backup.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Very neat, how much $$ you got invested?

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