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I am going to be mounting my snowcaster on CloudBurst IV, and am wondering where to mount the support for the crank that turns the deflector. On the G10 it was mounted on the foot rest, but since the 1256 is a hydro, that's not an option. Can someone that has a snowcaster on a 1256 or similar take a pic, or describe where to mount the support?

Also, just how much force does the lift cylinder generate? The reason I'm asking is that I THINK I may have come up with a way to raise/lower the bar on my Sickle-Mo using the hydro lift.

It involves a series of pulleys mounted on the Sickle-Mo frame, and some wire rope. However, the attachment point on the Sickle-Mo will be right where the lift handle is bolted onto the Sickle-Mo, so it's going to take a pretty considerable force as that is so close to the pivot point and there will be 4' of bar outside of that.

I know that the Sickle-Mos for the large frames use the hydro lift, but it uses a series of levers/bell cranks, and they may have engineered in some mechanical advantage. My design just uses the existing cylinder and lift linkage, so there will be little, if any, mechanical advantage.
 

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There are spacers that are used on hydrostatic models. If you look in the service manual for the snowblower it shows it as ref. no. 18. It mounts to the frame piece where the mowerdeck hangs from and the spacers get it out past the sheet metal.

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Thanks.

That's exactly what I was looking for.

I'll be using an 18538 snowcaster.
 
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