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post #1 of 118 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I probably won't start on this for another month but would like some input. I want to add a 12 volt actuator to angle my blade here's a video of an example and some parts I'm considering. How much pressure do you think I would need on a ram while pushing?

8" Linear Actuator 225lb Adjustable Stroke 12 Volt DC W Built IN Limit Switches | eBay

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I would think that 225 lbs. would work. The holding pressure would be much higher than 225. You can't compress a liquid/fluid, so when the blade is parked it would stay in position. Just my thoughts!

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I would think that 225 lbs. would work. The holding pressure would be much higher than 225. You can't compress a liquid/fluid, so when the blade is parked it would stay in position. Just my thoughts!
The one I'm looking at on eBay is all electric gear driven no fluid, here's the specs they have listed.

This actuator has a "Static Load" rating of 225 lbs. This is the weight that the structure can support. The "Dynamic Load" rating is 112 lbs. This is the weight that the device can push, pull or lift.

Built-in adjustable limit switch allows for custom run times
10:1 Gear Ratio for fast operation
Built in clutch prevents damage from overextension
High torque motor
Permanently lubricated sealed shaft
Contracted Length: 16 3/4"
Fully Extended Length: 24 3/4"
Travel speed: .354 inches/sec (9mm/sec) at 50% load
Mounting hole diameter: 5/16"
Max draw: 4.8 amps
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One thing I don't see is operating temps, I need to make sure cold temps don't effect it.

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One thing I don't see is operating temps, I need to make sure cold temps don't effect it.
Getting ready for winter I see.

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Getting ready for winter I see.
Yep, my brother thinks he knows where I can pickup a hydraulic one locally, time to shop around.

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interested in how this will work out for you, would defiantly be a luxury to have one. thanks for putting in the work.

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I'm going to check on some more cylinders before I buy, I'll keep a list of prices and part numbers as I go.

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I got a reply from the seller about the actuator I had a link to in the first post. I still don't know the operating limits but I found similar items at Northern Tool that had limits of 23F to 104F. My other concern with this one is the speed, Travel speed: .354 inches/sec (9mm/sec) at 50% load seems like it might be slow.

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I'm considering using this as an angle adjuster for the snow blade on my ATV, will moisture or freezing temps effect it's operation?


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Hi, this product is weather resistant, but extreme cold outside normal operating limits could cause issues. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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I got a reply from the seller about the actuator I had a link to in the first post. I still don't know the operating limits but I found similar items at Northern Tool that had limits of 23F to 104F. My other concern with this one is the speed, Travel speed: .354 inches/sec (9mm/sec) at 50% load seems like it might be slow.

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I'm considering using this as an angle adjuster for the snow blade on my ATV, will moisture or freezing temps effect it's operation?


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Hi, this product is weather resistant, but extreme cold outside normal operating limits could cause issues. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Don't look like it's for very cold weather.

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