a question to the little wonder blower owners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, May 7, 2011.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    The air control deflector has three positions up and down to vary the air flow characteristics. Where do you all run the deflector for what conditions? top middle bottom hole? And how much do you angle the deflector up or down? Just trying to get an idea of which hole to set the deflector in for what conditions. So anybody?? And also was wondering, are the intek motors as bad as i have read? Mine has a 10hp intek that i hope i can get good life out of..

    Later!! chris
     
  2. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    i know there are a bunch of little wonder users here... anybody? I have been trying the middle hole, i think i will try the top for a while and see how it differs. So anybody comment on which hole theirs is in??

    Later!!! chris
     
  3. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nobody??? I think the middle hole might be a little bit more forceful than the top hole, but cant really tell for sure.. So andody wanna tell where they set theirs??

    Later!! Chris
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  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mine only has one setting for where the chute hinges. It is close to the center of the chute door. Usually, the chute is run with the chute close to all the way open (completely open), but angled down just slightly from there.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mine doesn't have (or I've never seen them) any other holes. Mine just always shoots straight out.
     
  6. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    look at any high out-put or optimax blower with the split deflector, there are three holes to move the deflector up and down. It changes the percent of air that comes out above and below deflector..

    later!! chris
     
  7. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    well i guess nobody knows there deflector is movable. I think the middle position is the best after trying different combos. now as long as this intek doesn't lunch a head. seems from my reading the 10hp intek loves to lunch heads. this motors already on its second head. guy i got it from got it cheap because it had lunched a head, and he got a slightly used head and got it running. gotta love people who forget to add oil to new motors, makes for cheap really nice heads.

    Later!! chris
     
  8. nurumkin

    nurumkin LawnSite Member
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  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I never bother with moving it I keep it centered in the middle, as for the deflector that is adjusted on the fly for the conditions your working in and as you work for example blowing a parking lot with lots of sand angled slightly downward, for turf and leaf angled slightly up.... as you get used to it you will soon fined out what works for you.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I gotta correct you. No harm meant. It's "launch" as in the head launched off like a rocket, not lunch.
     

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