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Chute blocker with holes, or without?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dashunde, May 26, 2006.

  1. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    I'm working up a chuteblocker for my Gravely w/b, things are looking pretty good right now, but I wonder if I should put holes or slots in the blocker plate to relieve the air but still catch the clippings?
    Maybe expaned metal or some other wire mesh?

    I think that mesh might collect alot of the clippings allowing me to drop them where I want, instead of leaving a clump-line.

    It looks like this so far...

  2. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

  3. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    What is the point? Even large holes will clog immediately, if they don't it's not a chute blocker now then is it?
  4. Honerlaw-LawnCare

    Honerlaw-LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    did you make that chute blocker or did you buy it? If you bought it, where did you get it, I have been looking for one to put on my John Deere GS 30. It has a 36" deck. Thanks
  5. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    I built it.

    The following pics will give a good idea of what I did.
    If you have any questions just ask.





  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    More pics...


  7. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Thank you for that post! I have been considering this for quite some time now & the attached pictures just made my first step. Thanks!
  8. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    let us know how those u joints hold up, i made one of those for my TT, and the joints were toast within a week. I thought about getting some good sears ones, but didn't think they would take em back if they were welded on something...
  9. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    I thought about that and frankly I dont know how well it is going to wear.
    I will say though, that it is a pretty beefy 1/2" universal.
    I'll keep it soaked in FluidFilm and see how it does.
    Worse case, I'll have to grind the weld out and then I'll try a heavier impact-type of universal or maybe seek out a flex shaft variety.
  10. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Did you ever put any holes in the plate. I've been considering doing it to my homemade one also.

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