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Old 11-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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Has anybody seen the new scag blowers? They look like monsters... and appear to be well built.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:52 PM
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I haven't heard anything about them. I heard Subaru engines are not good.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:41 PM
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Has anybody seen the new scag blowers? They look like monsters... and appear to be well built.

Well built to the tune of 200 pounds with the Honda GX390. Thats rough on small inclines.


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Old 11-02-2013, 11:19 PM
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Has anybody seen the new scag blowers? They look like monsters... and appear to be well built.
Thy are not new. Same old Giant-Vac, with the out of balanced impeller that eats cranks. They didn't get bought by Briggs, THEN dumped, because of a great following. New paint doesn't help.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:14 AM
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Thy are not new. Same old Giant-Vac, with the out of balanced impeller that eats cranks. They didn't get bought by Briggs, THEN dumped, because of a great following. New paint doesn't help.
thanks for the info, they didn't look great.
what is the best wb or self propelled blower?
little wonder or billy goat
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:27 AM
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I wouldn't ditch the entire Little Wonder line because they're having problems with the 14 hp Honda engine. If I wanted to buy one I would. Then when I get it home I'd pull the impeller bolt and put some Lock-Tite on it. This bolt coming loose seems to account for the majority of problems.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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I haven't heard anything about them. I heard Subaru engines are not good.
Yeah, come to think of it, the ones I dealt with ( reply#2 ) were in fact subaru. Had another where the crank seal came out also. Nice, huh?

I would take R.M's advice one step further and pull the impeller and check for balance, if possible, and at the very least swab on some never seez.
I never owned one,( never will), but if I was gonna lay out that kinda money, I would take the time to do all the above.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:54 AM
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I wouldn't ditch the entire Little Wonder line because they're having problems with the 14 hp Honda engine. If I wanted to buy one I would. Then when I get it home I'd pull the impeller bolt and put some Lock-Tite on it. This bolt coming loose seems to account for the majority of problems.
The problems are coming from both the engine and the machine at an equal rate. If I keep the machine ill ask the shop to do that
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:19 AM
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Well built to the tune of 200 pounds with the Honda GX390. Thats rough on small inclines.
The little wonder with the same motor (the exact blower I have) is about the same weight or gotta be close to it. I purchased it new 5 or so years ago and have barely used it. Maybe 20-30 hours at best. I dont really need a push blower too often. With 3 pb751's, 2 ebz 8001's and my newest an ebz 8500 (which is ridiculously powerful) on mosly 1/2 acre properties the push blower is not needed. It is more of a pain in the ass than its worth.

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Old 11-03-2013, 11:49 AM
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Littlewonder had a service bulletin about the impeller bolts. I haven't had any broken cranks from them.
Giant-Vac, different story. But I guess things breaking or cracking is tolerated on heavy duty "commercial" brands like scag (in particular).
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