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Old 12-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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leaf loader and sticks

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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Old 12-08-2012, 05:09 PM
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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.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:18 PM
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The las few i have been on seem like a run of small 1 ft sticks its killing me
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:21 PM
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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.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:39 PM
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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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Old 12-08-2012, 07:05 PM
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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!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:05 PM
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I need new hose this year or next. Do they make one that does not have the ridges on the inside.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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I need new hose this year or next. Do they make one that does not have the ridges on the inside.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:49 PM
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:40 PM
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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.
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