Thinking of buying a Power Chute blocker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jelgan, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. jelgan

    jelgan LawnSite Member
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    Done a search and didn't find any recent topics on this blocker. Any comments pro and con? Really like the idea, and yes, I see they are a little higher than others, but like the concept.
     
  2. Quix

    Quix LawnSite Member
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    Couple years ago I made an ocdc for my 52" Turf Tracer, should have had that 13 years ago. Last year I bought an Exmark Z, ordered the Power Chute because I needed BOTH hands to control the mower. It was my 1st Z. I LOVE it, wont mow without it. Last fall I had to disconnect the motor to run my Cyclone Rake several times. My error I broke the wire connection and called the company. They sent replacement part right away. I would highly recommend it. It saves me sooooooo much time over mowing without it.
     
  3. Quix

    Quix LawnSite Member
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    I installed a quick disconnect about a foot before the motor so I didn't have to fool with the motor connection as it can be a lil fragile if you are in a hurry. Solved the situation for me.
     
  4. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Fragile parts everywhere. If its a scag you want to put it on, get ready for issues. Mine works fine on my wright stander, and other than a fragile arm sticking out, it works ok. Switch doesn't last long. Replaced several motors (he no longer warranties them) The hinge bolts are very very sloppy (loose) I had to modify the last one I bought.

    As I said, the first one was ok, but the second one turned me off of them.
     
  5. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    My power chute has been great and ridiculously durable for me. Once in a while i fold it in half. Nothing breaks!! Just unhinge and pound it back straight. Two years of solid abuse. Its covered in mud and grass most of the year and it hasn't failed yet. Get one, you will never go back to mowing without one.

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  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As with anything in life, YMMV

    (your mileage may vary)

    Mine mounts different on the Scag and the Wright. Motor actually sticks out from the side. When I close the one with the scag, it hits the blade. Yes, HITS THE BLADE.

    The first one was good, the second was crap.

    Not to say I wouldn't buy another. Its a great concept. Just doesn't have all the kinks worked out on EVERY mower. I use mine daily. I will post some pictures to this thread to show you how mine mounts, and why it hits the blades when I close it hard.
     
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Agreed with not all are the same. But I use mine 6 days a week for 30 weeks a year. My mileage is as much as anyone or more. 750 hours in two years proves the product to me. Mine hits the blade as well when down and turning right. It has a nice bend and slice now so it has adapted hahah.
     
  8. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Subscribed. Bump.
     
  9. jelgan

    jelgan LawnSite Member
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    I will be using it on a Hustler X one with v4 deck--would sure loved to had one today.
     
  10. jelgan

    jelgan LawnSite Member
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