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Daner
07-29-2006, 06:46 PM
well I gave up on that mulching kit...Decided to make my own controllable chute blocker.
I could not justify the price of them...So here we go...This where I start...and I,m bound to be trying this out on my own lawn today
all comments and suggestions are welcome
Daner

Daner
07-29-2006, 06:53 PM
1111111111111111111111111111here,s the mach:weightlifter: ine

Daner
07-29-2006, 06:57 PM
cutting the plate

Daner
07-29-2006, 07:06 PM
Welding on homemade hindges:laugh:

Daner
07-29-2006, 07:11 PM
Drilling all holes for lever:drinkup:

Daner
07-29-2006, 07:22 PM
every thing here gets hinged by the original brackets on the deck

Daner
07-29-2006, 07:31 PM
almost done...the lever braket is set at 30 degrees...so it should flip right back and hang inward when fully open:drinkup:

Daner
07-29-2006, 07:34 PM
where,s the painter??...

mcwlandscaping
07-29-2006, 11:44 PM
The stuff you build is amazing!!! I need one of those for my eXmark! Awsome job

Idealtim
07-30-2006, 12:06 AM
I made one out out wood, really ridgid. Your beats mine though no competition. Nice work.

Tharrell
07-30-2006, 07:14 AM
That's good looking. Must be nice to have a plasma cutter, welding outfit, and all the other stuff!
Anyway, when you get tired of using that handle or it gets hung up on a bush or something, consider an electric window motor and a foot switch. I've even considered buying some of those thumb switches from Lesco that go into the ends of the drive handles. They use it on their Z sprayer/spreader.

Daner
07-30-2006, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the complaments guys...I used the origanal holes for the factory chute deflector...and as i said theres nothing welded to the deck...It all can come off I a Jiffy!...It took me a prox 1 hr. to fab and install this Flapper.
let me know If you need some help on yours ...If you too want to tackel this little projet...cheers
Daner

Daner
07-30-2006, 09:29 AM
That's good looking. Must be nice to have a plasma cutter, welding outfit, and all the other stuff!
Anyway, when you get tired of using that handle or it gets hung up on a bush or something, consider an electric window motor and a foot switch. I've even considered buying some of those thumb switches from Lesco that go into the ends of the drive handles. They use it on their Z sprayer/spreader.Hi Tharrell...Yes haveing the right tools does make a diference...Need them all when your in the wide range bizz that I'm In.
That Is a good thought of useing the window motor...With a Micro switch...I will give this a try for now. I.m about to try It out soon as the dew gets of the ground here this morning...I will Let yaas know the results.
Daner:dancing: :usflag: :canadaflag: