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Ultra vac impeller

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 65hoss, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Today in a huge pile of leaves I sucked this up not knowing it was under there. Locked the impeller up immediately and melted the belt. I spent a few hours tearing it apart, getting this out, and putting it back together.

    Its a childs rubber flip-flop. Since it is rubber it didn't cut up, it just lodged and shut my vac down.

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Another view. After getting the vac unit opened up, it took some work to get this thing loose. :angry:

  3. Mikes Machines

    Mikes Machines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    As if making a living isnt hard enough, then you have a big time waster like this happen!!!! :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: :realmad:
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Merry Christmas Eric. If you look at the good side, You didn't damage the impeller.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Merry Christmas to you also John.
    No, I didn't damage anything but loose a belt. So yes, there is a good side. I also lost 1/2 a day. Every year I hate leaves more and more.

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