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Has anyone seen an actuator setup for controlling the angle of the deflector at the top of the snow blower chute from inside the cab?
 

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Has anyone seen an actuator setup for controlling the angle of the deflector at the top of the snow blower chute from inside the cab?
That was the first question I asked the dealer.

The deflector is pretty heavy duty, but I'd think something could be done with an electric ram actuator like the one used for the bed lift.
 

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Chute actuator

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electric actuator for snowblower chute

A lot of sites come up with lots of actuators to choose from and lots of pictures.
I am going to have to buy one and figure out how to install it as I have to adjust my chute multiple times during my snow blowing ritual.
This should be standard with the snowblower.
 

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That's the term I l was looking for "linear actuator". I also found a cool controller. It could take some trial and error to get the pivot points right.

If I'm going to be running 12V out to the snowblower, I may as well put some extra lighting out there while I am at it.
 

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We got about 15" here in New Hampshire, blower did fairly well (still need to adjust skid shoes). Ended up using the plow blade to clean up the last inch or so and to pull back the berm the town plow builds at the end of my driveway.

I can see the value in remote adjustment of the deflector, but I only really needed to get out and change the angle once, just to get a bit more distance on the heavy wet snow.
 

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Interesting, they make a number of unusual light switches.
 

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Ready to go.

Chute deflector is fully installed, tested and ready for it first snow trials.

While I was at it, rather than install another rocker on the dash for the deflector I installed a small round rocker switch on the joystick and wired it up for the AUX HYD. Now I can angle the snow blade or rotate the blower chute with my thumb without taking my hand off the stick. I reassigned the old aux switch for the deflector and moved the switches around in a config I found more intuitive for me.



 

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Deflector Actator

I used a standard automotive power window actuator mounted on the side of the chute and wired it to a Polaris toggle that matches the chute rotator motor toggle on the console. I mounted the deflector switch toggle directly above the rotator toggle (vertically) so it is very intuitive to move from adjusting the chute right or left to the deflector up and down.
 

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Chute deflector is fully installed, tested and ready for it first snow trials.

While I was at it, rather than install another rocker on the dash for the deflector I installed a small round rocker switch on the joystick and wired it up for the AUX HYD. Now I can angle the snow blade or rotate the blower chute with my thumb without taking my hand off the stick. I reassigned the old aux switch for the deflector and moved the switches around in a config I found more intuitive for me.



What type of toggle switch is that mounted on the hydro lever?
 
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