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    Linear actuator

    Just finished installing a linear actuator on my snowblower tonight. Had to cut out the plate on my dashboard for the DPDT rocker switch, used my die grinder with a pointed burr and worked like a champ. Ran 2 wire in split poly loom. Have to get a couple of loom holders to secure the wire in place.
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    Nice! Where did you pick up the switch at? I'm still contemplating a 54" blower for my 758. This is a must have mod IMO.
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    I picked it up through work. Any Dpdt switch will work. Picked up the actuator on Ebay, think it was about $35.00
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    You'll want a switch that is rated for weather and dust.

    I utilized this switch on my 1025Rs:

    https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...1098-ND/483670

    I then changed the bezel to a custom made unit from rockerswitchpros.com:

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    On my previous 455s, I utilized this switch:

    https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...129-ND/2349709

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    Digikey has a great search filter. So you can narrow the switch parameters down to the electrical and environment, then focus on size and cosmetics.
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    My actuator and all the other ones I have seen are installed with the base down. How does it work being installed like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by celltech View Post
    My actuator and all the other ones I have seen are installed with the base down. How does it work being installed like that?
    See this thread for the reason to mount it with the gear box up:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...-failures.html
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    I mounted it this way because Sundancer had an Issue with his filling up with water and freezing and then not working. Works fine this way, its just mounted differently is all. I also used weather pack connectors and heat shrink connectors.
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    Linear actuator

    Awesome!!
    Following this cause one day I want to do it!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveX730 View Post
    I mounted it this way because Sundancer had an Issue with his filling up with water and freezing and then not working. Works fine this way, its just mounted differently is all. I also used weather pack connectors and heat shrink connectors.

    I never thought of that. Thanks for the info. 😁

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    I read the original thread with folks talking about failures and freeze ups. Mine is brand new, only used 3 times this winter and have had no issues. It sits in heated garage which I'm sure helps dry it out. Time will tell I guess!

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