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My Temp. Solution for the 'Metal Chute' Issue on 42"

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by MTFORK, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. MTFORK

    MTFORK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Hi

    What started out as a Joke has actually worked pretty good. During 1st 80 hours or so the discharge chute on my 2006 42" had taken such a beating I removed it before it broke the mount holes on the deck that its attached.

    But after a few beers and not wanting to stick chute back in vise and ya ya ya again I just used a empty 2 1/2 gallon jug of hydraulic fluid and the 2nd best 'rigger' tool ever invented to man(bailing Wire:) , #1 is duct tape..) and Presto!! a Rugged discharge chute.

    You can laugh and Bash me but I've put 15 hrs on this 'as is' and even though it looks like crap its very functional, shows no signs of deterioration yet...so I plan to keep doing this until Hustler comes out with a rubber replacement.

    Later..

    Take Care
    Mtfork

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  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    As a factory representative I can do nothing more than suggest you install the stock discharge chute in its original form.
    You are opening yourself up to all kinds of problems if something comes out of that chute you have installed and hits something or even worse someone.
    We design every single discharge chute to its particular size deck and test them to strict ANSI and CPSC standards for safety.

    Pj
     
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I guess it's better than no chute at all.
     
  4. gps_jetskier

    gps_jetskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Loose the chute all together....:cool:
     
  5. ranger100

    ranger100 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    PJ, Please get us a rubber chute fast! Look at what the lack of having one is doing to our "high dollar" toys. We are loosing our dignity!
     
  6. dwilder54

    dwilder54 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Not My First Post On Hustler Not Responding To Consumer Demand For The Rubber Chute For The Mft. Now It Has Gone To Point The Consumer "engineers" His Own ..hustler Quit Making Excuses And Use The Technology You Have To Correct A " Problem " With Your Mft. Enough Said !
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    There is not a "problem" with the MFT....
    No excuses, we are working on plenty in engineering and I am sure this is on the list, when it will be out, I don't know..
     

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