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post #1 of 16 Old 01-28-2015, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Made my chute motorized!

Best thing I ever did! Did this about 4 years ago to my 536.887990 model and going strong!


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That's cool! ....and pretty ingenious!!


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yup
nothing better than taking out a reliable hand crank and putting a harbor frieght drillmaster in.
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Yep. Did this 4 years ago and now use a lithium ion battery from my Rigid drill to power it which so far has last all season with only one charge.

Originally, I had to hold the lever to engage the auger with one hand and the lever to engage the wheels with the other. Normally if you have to adjust the shoot, it involves you trying to hold one lever with your elbow while cranking the chute. I really don’t want to stop, and this makes things a lot easier and faster with the motorization!

Also, you can zip-tie the handle down for the auger, if you don't feel like holding the lever down for both the auger and the wheels.
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good luck with that
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Please.. All that effort to make it work When a handle will do just fine.

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My driveway is pretty long and has a lot of turn arounds. The way this blower is designed, you pretty much have to stop anytime you want to turn the chute. This mod saves me about 20 min... This driveway used to take me an hour and 20 mino, so 20 min less is a blessing.

Cost me about $22 and an hour to install maybe.

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Best thing I ever did! Did this about 4 years ago to my 536.887990 model and going strong!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAlhaho2rPs

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Jason: That is so, so sweet. I'm guessing that you don't need a limit switch if you used a adjustable ratchet chuck

What are you using for the joy stick ???
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Jason: That is so, so sweet. I'm guessing that you don't need a limit switch if you used a adjustable ratchet chuck

What are you using for the joy stick ???
Correct! I have the chuck adjusted so it bottoms out or starts to slip when it gets to the end. This protects everything. It was a harbor freight 18v drill that came with a separate light, super inexpensive. I also was able to mount the drill portion with zip ties, so didn't have to fab any brackets.

Here is the switch I used, $4:

DPDT 20-Amp Momentary Flip Switch : Flip Switches | RadioShack.com
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Pretty neat Jason. If I had a big ol' long driveway like yours it'd be something I'd do but seeing how my driveway is 30' not goimg to do it.

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