Broken BlowerMate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tharrell, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've had this for almost a year. I noticed it leaning forward this afternoon and good thing I did. I could have lost my 750. Anybody else had one of these Jungle Jim BlowerMates break like this?
     
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Forgot to post the pic.

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  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I noticed it was kinda flimsy when I bought it.
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you were closer i'd weld it back together for ya, on that note you could take it by a weldor and have it fixed in a snap
     
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't know about fixing it, it's always flopped around and I've always thought it was a bad design. The weld could be fixed but that would put the next weakest point under stress. I just think it's made with cheap flimsy steel. If it were true angle iron, that would be a different story. These big blowers need more support than this thing has to offer.
     
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks like about 16ga. to me, honestly a beefier rack would be best
     
  8. junglejims

    junglejims LawnSite Member
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    Hi! Jennifer here from Jungle Jim’s Accessory Products. All of our products come with a two year weld warranty. There was a limited batch of Blower Mates that contained the wrong type of steel. All Blower Mates are made with 7 and 10 gage steel. If you have problems with the unit please contact me and I will be glad to exchange it for a new one. Happy cutting!

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Wise
    Sales Manager
     
  9. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Now that's service!!!!!<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_218.gif' border=0></a>
     
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Service, you don't know the half of it. She tried to call me twice on my cell phone this morning 9:01 and 9:03, I had fallen asleep on the couch. I called her back and we had a long conversation. The long and the short of it, I have a replacement on the way. I would wish that other companies would take notice of the way Jungle Jims handles problems. Thanks Jennifer
     

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