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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by recycledsole, Nov 1, 2013.
Has anybody seen the new scag blowers? They look like monsters... and appear to be well built.
I haven't heard anything about them. I heard Subaru engines are not good.
Well built to the tune of 200 pounds with the Honda GX390. Thats rough on small inclines.
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
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.
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.
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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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).