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Old 07-01-2014, 10:57 PM
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Please let us know as soon as a Power Chute designed motor is on the market. I've gone through 4 different aftermarket motors so far this year and need another one right now.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:05 AM
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Please let us know as soon as a Power Chute designed motor is on the market. I've gone through 4 different aftermarket motors so far this year and need another one right now.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:11 AM
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I talked my dealer and we discussed holes being drilled and effect of resale since I have a deal with JD to swap in every 500 hours and they said no problem on drilling 1 or 2 holes for a unit.

Now I been looking for manual lever my dealer showed me this one, but I would take the grass flap over dealing with cheap motors breaking down anyday. But this will be most likely what I will be buying

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:19 AM
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Electric is better. It's a pain in the ass to try to move it when you're moving. That's the whole point of the blocker is to save time. So if you have to stop and close the chute.. You just defeated the purpose of it
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:22 AM
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Electric is better. It's a pain in the ass to try to move it when you're moving. That's the whole point of the blocker is to save time. So if you have to stop and close the chute.. You just defeated the purpose of it
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Why would have to stop the lever handle is right there at your right arm. No different than what DC puts on their mowers and some others.

Downtime in replacing motors is not efficient in any way, I like manual easy no motor to break multiple positions what I been looking for.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:31 AM
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Why would have to stop the lever handle is right there at your right arm. No different than what DC puts on their mowers and some others.

Downtime in replacing motors is not efficient in any way, I like manual easy no motor to break multiple positions what I been looking for.
Have fun holding two sticks with one hand going around a corner lol.

There's no need for multiple positions on a chute blocker either
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:33 AM
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Do it all the time while gulping water easy to hold a straight line and yes there is use for the positions
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:35 PM
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Even having to replace a motor often, the electric with foot control is far and away the most efficient design I could think of, you can up/down in a matter of a second or two without slowing at all or having to steer with one hand, and there are times when you need to be able to open the chute partially, I found it particularly helpful when dealing with cleaning up an overgrown lawn as you can lay a "windrow" of clippings that is very easy to go back and rake up later without having to get a bagger out of storage for just one job. Most of my motor breakdowns have been due to operator error, bumping into things, but not so hard that a slightly more rugged motor couldn't handle the extra abuse without trouble.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:32 PM
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Electric is better. It's a pain in the ass to try to move it when you're moving. That's the whole point of the blocker is to save time. So if you have to stop and close the chute.. You just defeated the purpose of it
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Sorry Whiffy, don't want to start an argument, but it's obvious that you've never used a GF and judging by your post, apparently never even watched anyone use one.

The GF is controlled by a foot pedal. There's absolutely no interference in your mowing speed, turning etc since your hands are not used to control the chute.

It's exactly like momentarily raising your deck with a foot pedal.....except it's much easier to press the pedal.....and you certainly don't have to change your speed (or anything else for that matter) to use the GF.

My main reason in choosing a GF was because it was foot operated and didn't use an electric motor to operate it.

Watch YT and you'll see it doesn't interfer at all with your mowing.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:49 PM
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Trimmer trap not grass flap. I know the difference. I still prefer electric
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