Hi guys, Here are some pix of the homemade chute rotator I made for my 3pt snowblower. The winch is a cheapy I bought on Ebay for $60.00 shipped. The only welding was the mounting plate and a 5/16 cable clip tacked to the snout to grip the cable. I ran power back from the battery and installed a 30 amp inline fuse. The fuse is very important for times when I'm not paying attention and try to turn the chute too far in one direction. As soon as the winch starts to stall, the fuse will blow killing the power. Hasn't failed me yet! It takes about 5 seconds to rotate the chute from hard left to hard right.
Attaching the winch like this allows me to keep the manual handle in place. If the winch dies for some reason, I simply put the winch in "freewheel" and use the handle instead. Hope the pix come out as this is my first post and I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing! lol.. Thanks guys..Hope this helps someone.