Yes, you crank it and the whole housing moves back and forth to each side.I was asking GreenMtnMan if on his snowbird S-225 if the whole impeller housing moved back and forth to direct snow left or right.
The rod with the gear on top in the picture has a chain hooked to it.
There is a crank up by the handles bars that connects to that rod and you crank it to turn the chute left or right.
I think maybe if he takes that rod off the front too he may be able to tilt the top of the cover forward to slip it up and off.
Maybe? I never had mine off yet.
Or maybe just punch out the pin holding that gear on the rod to get it out of the way?
Up by the handle bars there is another pin holding the rod on.