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vaacutabove
12-08-2012, 05:03 PM
I have a 16d30 hp bg loader. Any hints to help witb little sticks clogging the hose its a 1216hpgreat in do yhey make a smooth inside mine has ridges.
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Darryl G
12-08-2012, 05:09 PM
Try not to suck up sticks. You can use a rake to feed it so you can pick them out. Try to keep your intake hose as straight as possible too.

vaacutabove
12-08-2012, 06:18 PM
The las few i have been on seem like a run of small 1 ft sticks its killing me
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Darryl G
12-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Usually you can just pick up the hose and straighten it and give it a wiggle-jiggle and thump it on the ground to clear them.

DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
12-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Here is the secret for you.
1. Try not to suck up sticks you know will clog your hose. But if you do....
2. Carry a light weight ten foot 2, inch diameter pvc pipe with you. If you do jam up use the light weight pvc as a tool to clear the blockage without having to remove your intake tube.
3. I stress to use light weight pvc so if you hit the spinning impellar it will simply shear the pvc and do no damage to machine nor operator.
Good luck.
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nepatsfan
12-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Here is the secret for you.
1. Try not to suck up sticks you know will clog your hose. But if you do....
2. Carry a light weight ten foot 2, inch diameter pvc pipe with you. If you do jam up use the light weight pvc as a tool to clear the blockage without having to remove your intake tube.
3. I stress to use light weight pvc so if you hit the spinning impellar it will simply shear the pvc and do no damage to machine nor operator.
Good luck.
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good idea!

vaacutabove
12-08-2012, 07:05 PM
I need new hose this year or next. Do they make one that does not have the ridges on the inside.

vaacutabove
12-08-2012, 07:15 PM
I need new hose this year or next. Do they make one that does not have the ridges on the inside.

gene gls
12-08-2012, 07:49 PM
I need new hose this year or next. Do they make one that does not have the ridges on the inside.

I have never seen a hose that was compleatly smooth inside. The last one I bought I got from a hose distrubitor. They had different types. I bought one that was about 50% smooth inside but it cost more than the others. That was about 6 years ago so maybe the have new types now.

dtford
12-12-2012, 05:40 PM
I had this issue until I replaced a chewed up beat up impeller.The new ones they put in would suck a cow up. Depending on what type of machine, 16hp should easily shred small sticks unless the impeller is messed. just a thought.

Darryl G
12-12-2012, 07:20 PM
I had this issue until I replaced a chewed up beat up impeller.The new ones they put in would suck a cow up. Depending on what type of machine, 16hp should easily shred small sticks unless the impeller is messed. just a thought.

I think his problem is that the sticks are getting stuck in the hose before they get to the impeller, not that the impeller can't digest them. Yeah a new impeller will pull a bit harder because the tollerances are tighter, but I don't that it will solve his problem unless it's really worn.

I think the answer is to try to leave the larger sticks behind and go back with a barrel and pick them up if you're doing the cleanup yourself. For customer piles, it's always a good idea to feed with a rake or shovel...you never know what's in there. Sometimes you can clear a stuck stick by sending a pile of crap at it, but of course it sometimes just clogs it more. Never had a clog I couldn't clear by giving the hose a straighten, jiggle and slam though.

vaacutabove
12-13-2012, 06:52 AM
yea the stick are getting stuck mid way in the hose. I have been doing great little to no clogs until the other day then I got stuck on two yards and that killed me we will see how today goes.

dtford
12-16-2012, 04:42 PM
It was old and really beat up. Im not chipping wood,but after our little hurricane, my yards were a mess. you do what you gotta do.

PerfectEarth
12-16-2012, 06:00 PM
I have the 18 hp Billy Goat and I've had to take off the tube for a clog ONCE this whole year. We've even sucked up non-leaf debris - potted plants, knockout rose cuttings, perennial debris...

We rake-feed the tube. It's new clear tube with little ridges like someone said. Sticks are a pain, but most of the time not an issue. When one gets stuck across the intake, I turn the rake sideways and crack the stick real fast, up it goes.

dtford
12-16-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm right there with you, small sticks should not be an issue. If you're using an 8 hp then there will be problems, but 16-18 Honda*(in my case) not an issue. I also rake feed it 75% of the time. Over time no matter what you do, things wear out and break down, unfortunately we have to pay for it.

vaacutabove
12-16-2012, 06:46 PM
well I think I figured out what the problem was. The back plate on the eng was lose and I was losing compression. I didn't find this out till I had replaced it with a new one. Now I have a 16 hp vanguard that needs a ne gasket and some thread loc. I am on the hunt for another loader with a craped out eng. any one have one.

dtford
12-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Sorry man, that blows.. Good luck

vaacutabove
12-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Well it wasnt the end of the world was 600 and a few hrs.
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bobbycat02
01-30-2013, 05:10 PM
We set up a barrel for the guy doing the leaves so he can throw all the sticks in that helps some cant get them all but lessens amount of time unclogging the hose we always try and make sure there is plenty air flow around the hose hold the hose higher off the ground to get max air flow that works for us