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Old 02-07-2014, 01:45 PM
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I also had a motor go out in the first 50 hours last year and the flap didn't fit well against the deck. New motor from parts store and some drilling and no problems since. Disappointing but would buy another one in a second.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:12 PM
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I have a masterchute that still works every day if that tells you how long i've had it! Have 4 in total and adding one more this year. Agree with the rest, the plus sides FAR out weigh the downsides.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:38 PM
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Any updates on the new design/motor and how its lasting? I just picked up a second one of these used, and a new motor and already have issues after an hours use. I love the product when it is working and want it on all my mowers but I can't seem to get more than a couple hours after the OE motor went before it won't raise or lower again and the motor is shot. Anybody with recent input it would be appreciated
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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You guys are running this thing that cost $350?
http://power-locker.com/

You know you can fabricate one of these at a tiny fraction of that cost?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:10 PM
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I own three power chutes,the first two are great but the last one i got was 5 weeks ago and at 70hrs the gear head stripped out,Power chute sent me a new one but i have not recieved it yet.And as for anyone that wants to start fabbing these up for less than $350 just let me no when your ready to start selling them,ive looked at making them,its not done as cheap as you think,or unless you build some cheesy inferior product.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:28 PM
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I own three power chutes,the first two are great but the last one i got was 5 weeks ago and at 70hrs the gear head stripped out,Power chute sent me a new one but i have not recieved it yet.And as for anyone that wants to start fabbing these up for less than $350 just let me no when your ready to start selling them,ive looked at making them,its not done as cheap as you think,or unless you build some cheesy inferior product.
A simple design like DixieChopper OCDC is what you need to make My first one was in 95 3500 hrs and never broke and still works No motors to break
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:51 PM
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The motor on mine broke the other week. I didn't know they were a universal motor that you could get from the parts store... anyways... Got it fixed for $35 and about 5 minutes of wrenching
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:34 PM
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I own three power chutes,the first two are great but the last one i got was 5 weeks ago and at 70hrs the gear head stripped out,Power chute sent me a new one but i have not recieved it yet.And as for anyone that wants to start fabbing these up for less than $350 just let me no when your ready to start selling them,ive looked at making them,its not done as cheap as you think,or unless you build some cheesy inferior product.
UPDATE recieved new motor,it lasted 50 hrs and took a crap,contacted Norm he says they sell lifetime warranty one at the local parts store,i would suggest that if anyone wants a powerchute buy the kit with no motor,and get a lifetime one from parts store,i dont know why he just doesnt buy lifetime warranty ones from napa then when we have a problem we just take it back to NAPA.Had great success with my first two chutes but the last one has a crap motor.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:48 PM
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If your motors are going bad might be the foot peddle shortening them out. Got me a new foot peddle an my motor has been running on the machine for about 600 hours N'AT! DO NOT tell anybody but no power chute no go.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:33 PM
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UPDATE recieved new motor,it lasted 50 hrs and took a crap,contacted Norm he says they sell lifetime warranty one at the local parts store,i would suggest that if anyone wants a powerchute buy the kit with no motor,and get a lifetime one from parts store,i dont know why he just doesnt buy lifetime warranty ones from napa then when we have a problem we just take it back to NAPA.Had great success with my first two chutes but the last one has a crap motor.

Hey im right around the corner from you in Baroda. I just got a powerchute three weeks ago and the motor only lasted me 3 working days!!! I was so pissed after dropping almost $400.00. Norm sent me out another motor the next day but after reading all these bad reviews I wouldn't be surprised if my new motor fails quickly.. I think I will just get the napa motor. Do you have a napa part number for what motor it is?? thanks!
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