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jhsmith4
08-13-2007, 11:15 AM
How many of you are using the power chute discharge system or something similar (manual or power)? Do they save time on clean-up?

Meg-Mo
08-13-2007, 01:47 PM
You will pay for a blocker every 10 days weather you have one or not in the time it saves. Save your money and buy them.

ed2hess
08-13-2007, 07:40 PM
We keep our plate on year round on all our mowers.

LushGreenLawn
08-13-2007, 08:31 PM
You will pay for a blocker every 10 days weather you have one or not in the time it saves. Save your money and buy them.

:confused:

delphied
08-13-2007, 09:51 PM
You will pay for a blocker every 10 days weather you have one or not in the time it saves. Save your money and buy them.

Every maker says this and I dont buy it at all. I do have the powerchutedesign and love it. Tap the foot pedal to operate. I like it for keeping beds cleaner and note that I say cleaner because when its fully closed clippings still come out a little.

bohiaa
08-13-2007, 10:26 PM
Every maker says this and I dont buy it at all. I do have the powerchutedesign and love it. Tap the foot pedal to operate. I like it for keeping beds cleaner and note that I say cleaner because when its fully closed clippings still come out a little.

was wondering if these get cloged with wet grasses ?

DLCS
08-13-2007, 10:31 PM
was wondering if these get cloged with wet grasses ?



Mine doesn't.

Power Chute Design
08-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Power Chute Design is in the process of going one step tougher. You demand the ultimate in strength and reliabity. We not only insure our product with a lifetime warranty on all motors, material and workmanship, but Power Chutes will now be cut from high tensile diamond plate!

delphied
08-13-2007, 11:01 PM
was wondering if these get cloged with wet grasses ?

not really

delphied
08-13-2007, 11:02 PM
Power Chute Design is in the process of going one step tougher. You demand the ultimate in strength and reliabity. We not only insure our product with a lifetime warranty on all motors, material and workmanship, but Power Chutes will now be cut from high tensile diamond plate!

I paid an arm and two legs for my low tensile. You gonna send the update?

delphied
08-13-2007, 11:07 PM
The main reason that I like the blocker is that I can be fully open when nobody is around or im pointed away from targets or I can partially close the chute around houses and other targets. Notice I say targets. I broke a 1500 window and Hunter Douglas blind earlier this summer. This blocker when partially closed gives me a more secure feeling as well as clipping control.

jhsmith4
08-14-2007, 12:28 AM
What kind of blades do you use with this system? (Mulching, Fusion??)

delphied
08-14-2007, 11:45 AM
Regular blades. This isnt a mulch system. It only stops or limits clipping dispersement.

weeble67
08-14-2007, 01:18 PM
I have an Exmark HP Lazer Z with the 46" deck. I was concerned on still being able to fit in a gated yard. With the power chute I have no trouble. It is built tough, and I love mine. It does allow a small abount of grass to escape with the chute closed. There isn't even a need to blow the clippings out of the flower beds when you done. I can't speak highly enough about mine. It's so nice to control where your sending the clippings. Spend the money and buy one. You'll be happy you did.

SpartanBill
08-14-2007, 01:32 PM
Hey Power Chute, Last time this thread was up I asked about installing on a Exmark Metro 48" walk behind, never got a clear answer. Is this something that's do-able? Obviously I'd be useing the toggle. Also, how much is the high tensile upgrade?

Power Chute Design
08-15-2007, 12:12 AM
No Delphied you DID get high tensile steel. And you didn't pay an arm and a leg for a fully powered OCDC when it is priced lower than some manual OCDC's.

The only difference now is that the high tensile steel Power Chute are now made of diamond plate instead of the high tensile smooth plate like yours.

Power Chute Design
08-15-2007, 12:18 AM
I won't guaruntee it as this is smaller than our customer base shows interset in. You need to know what style deck you have. Whether it's a Triton, Ultra, Advantage, etc.. Also you need to make sure there is enough clearance for the motor assembly to sit inward from the outer edge clear of any obstructions like spindle covers, left supports, frame work.

SpartanBill
08-15-2007, 01:18 AM
Sorry about the condition of the mower, it's a spare I just picked up, but it's the same as my money maker on the trailer.
http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower003.jpghttp://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower001.jpghttp://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower004.jpg

SpartanBill
08-15-2007, 01:24 AM
Sorry about the condition of the mower, it's a spare I just picked up, but it's the same as my money maker on the trailer.
http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower003.jpg
http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower001.jpg
http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/spartanbill33/?action=view&current=Mower004.jpg

SpartanBill
08-15-2007, 01:30 AM
Sorry having trouble with pics. It's a 2001 "TriVantage" Deck, if I ca'nt get pics to work I'll have dims. tomorrow

Bill