Tractor of the Month - May- CaseSC611B
Tractor Forum > General Tractor Forums > Projects > 12 volt actuator



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2010, 03:37 AM   #1
patrickluft
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
12 volt actuator

can anyone tell me how to hook up a 2 wire 12 actuator to a joystick the joystick has 4 micro switches each having 3 terminals

Thanks
PAT



__________________
patrickluft is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
Cannuck-elhead
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 49

Well, right off the bat that sounds like a clear cut case of using a nuclear bomb to kill a fly, it'll work, but why do it?

The joystick you are talking about has the ability to operate 8 functions, 2 on each of 4 switches.

The actuator has 2 functions. Extend and retract.

All you need is just one 3-way switch to do the job. In electric terms it's called a "DPDT (double pole, double throw) center off momentary contact" switch. This is basically a 2 function 'joystick' switch. When you push it one way the actuator will extend, when you push it the other way it retracts and when you let go it stops.

It will have 6 terminals on the back, wire it up so that the 2 leads from the actuator connect to the center 2 terminals. Then wire the positive power supply to the lower left and upper right terminals, and the negative to the remaining (lower right & upper left) terminals.

Does your brain hurt yet?

Seriously, any problems give a shout, it's really not hard to do.



__________________
Cannuck-elhead is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
patrickluft
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
12 volt actuator

Thank you for your help i will wire this up this weekend
i am using the joystick to run 4 actuators on a small loader i am building

thank you again

Pat

__________________
patrickluft is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
tractor beam
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tractor beam's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Priest River, Idaho
Posts: 7,473
Liked 342 Times on 261 Posts
Likes Given: 209

Hey Pat, you gonna toss up some photos of your project? Always a bunch of curious eyes here!

__________________
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea
***** The best customer of American industry is a well paid worker **** Don't believe everything you think.
tractor beam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
chrpmaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chrpmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,496
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Welcome aboard Pat. I second the request for pics!

Andy

__________________

Stupidity is exasperating. Willful ignorance is bulletproof.

Having government manage your health care is like having Michael Vick watch your dog.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting to see what they will have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.

chrpmaster is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2010, 11:09 AM   #6
patrickluft
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by music in a bott
Hey Pat, you gonna toss up some photos of your project? Always a bunch of curious eyes here!

yes i plan on posting photos as i go i know have all the material i need to put it all together just got to get the time
__________________
patrickluft is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
tractor beam
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tractor beam's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Priest River, Idaho
Posts: 7,473
Liked 342 Times on 261 Posts
Likes Given: 209

We'll keep a look out for them!:crazysun:

__________________
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea
***** The best customer of American industry is a well paid worker **** Don't believe everything you think.
tractor beam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #8
kau
Administrator
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Tractors
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,983
Liked 81 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 330

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickluft View Post
Thank you for your help i will wire this up this weekend
i am using the joystick to run 4 actuators on a small loader i am building

thank you again

Pat
Did you ever get pics? I would sure would like to see it.
__________________
kau is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
patrickluft
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
up date 12 volt actuators

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickluft View Post
can anyone tell me how to hook up a 2 wire 12 actuator to a joystick the joystick has 4 micro switches each having 3 terminals

Thanks
PAT
up dateScoop to loader

I have a stone parking area that is about 50’ x 150’ that’s needs to be dressed up about 3 times per year I average 20 ton of 2B stone per year the first year I used a shovel wheelbarrow and a rake. This took me all weekends to spread

I purchased a manual scoop that I got on eBay for $100 this cut the time down to about 6 hours and with no back ach

I then removed all of the manual controls and replaced them with 2 750 lbs electric actuators and pair or toggles switches on the dash this cut about 1 ½ hours off the time and made the work more enjoyable and dose a better job when I back blade with the down pressure

I am in the process of making it into a high lift bucket

I purchased a old1986 craftsman GT on eBay for $175 with a18Hp 3 speed manual transmission with the heavy duty rear that has the Hi & lo range I loaded the rear tires with 8 gallons of windshield deicer about 60 lbs each tire and keep a grader box on the rear of electric hitch that weights about 75 lbs and hangs about 2 ½ ‘behind the rear tires

The uprights and the arms of the loader are 2 ½ x 1 ½ x 3/16 tubing with bushings at the pivot points and they mount to the mounting brackets with gr8 bolts. The mounting brackets were made for me at a machine shop that are way over built for what I want it to do they made them out ½ plate .I attached then to the frame with 3 grade 8 bolts with a 3/16 plate on the inside of the frame. I made this type of mount so the cutting deck can be left on. I am using 2 1000lbs 18” lift actuators with the arms full up I can walk under the pivot point of the bucket I am 5’10” and I using a 750 lbs 8” throw actuator to dump and curl the bucket. The actuators run at about 1 ¼ “per second with no load and about ¾ “per second under full load and they are being controlled by a joy stick mounted in the dash. I know they are no wear as fast as hyd .but they are ½ the coast.
I am making a second mount that you will need to remove the cutting deck. It will be made of the same tubing as the main arms this will go under your feet it will be bolted to the frame with 2 ½ 3/16 angle iron with 3/16/ plate on the inside of the frame this will pull the bucket back about 10” closer to the tractor I have not mounted the original bucket yet and I am building a stronger and a little bigger bucket for it
started-.jpg   changed-.jpg   bucket-001.jpg   bucket-003.jpg   bucket-005.jpg  

__________________
patrickluft is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 07:30 PM   #10
danjr68
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 9

Where did you get the electric actuators?

__________________
danjr68 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #11
patrickluft
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
12 Volt Actuators

I got these on Ebay there are 2 sellers one sells these used for 2 for around $140 and the other sell these new for $240 each

__________________
patrickluft is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2010, 11:11 PM   #12
chrpmaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chrpmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,496
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Great project Patrick. I did something similar on my Gravely rider last summer. I had a front mounted snow plow and made a "clam shell" bucket that bolted on it. I had a smaller actuator (4" 400lb as I recall) that I used to open and close the clam shell. The tractor had hydraulics on it to lift the snow plow so I didn't have to mess with that. I moved over 30 yds of mulch to get ready for my oldest daughters graduation party that was delivered in big pile by a dump truck. It worked OK but I found the tractors hydraulics were not up to lifting that much weight. The actuator worked great though.

I later found an older Sears suburban with a kwikway loader in good condition that I bought for around $950. I figured I would have that much in the materials if I built a loader plus it was already mounted and ready to go. Plus I am planning of selling Gravely to recoup some of my money since it is more valuable than the Sears and I don't need both.



__________________

Stupidity is exasperating. Willful ignorance is bulletproof.

Having government manage your health care is like having Michael Vick watch your dog.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting to see what they will have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.

chrpmaster is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
12 volt Hydraulic power pack Waynedb Craftsman / Sears 2 08-29-2010 08:43 PM
6 volt or 12 volt, positive or negative ground? 49F1 Gravely / Ariens 10 05-23-2010 10:37 PM
24 volt problem aguysmiley Repair & Technical Discussion 5 03-04-2005 02:38 PM
Powerlift for snowblower using actuator snowmower Snow Removal 24 01-05-2005 08:22 PM
Bear actuator clutch info MGM Craftsman / Sears 3 07-16-2004 09:26 AM