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Wire contraption in shoot

I been seeing some pics here of old blowers with a wire in the shoot. Is this to make sure you don't stick you hand down the shoot or is to help direct or fan out the snow?

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I've never owned a machine with that "feature" but I'm 99% sure it's to prevent people from sticking their hands down the chute and getting injured.

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That is what I was leaning towards but you never know.

Reminds me when a friend of mime way back when had a stroller and on the side it had a warning "please remove child before folding" or something similar, I thought REALLY!

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I thought it was to keep deep snow that falls over the bucket from falling in the chute causing a clog.
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Yeah, its just a feature created by lawyers..
If its there when new, and you remove it, then you mangle your fingers, in theory its your fault not the manufacturers fault.
(of course, this is still "America, land of the lawsuit".. stupid people can still win cases because they were stupid..but that's another matter..)

They probably do contribute to snow build-up and clogs in the chute, especially for wet or slushy snow..
they shouldn't be removed, but probably most of them end up being removed eventually.

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Here is an example, I've seen most Yamahas with out one, but I think all YS828, YS624 and YS240(Ricky) are supposed to have one (judging by the parts diagrams).

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My father's Simplicity came with that stupid wire. I left it on for years, but eventually it had to go. It absolutely created clogs in the chute. Once it was gone, the clogs definitely lessened, no question about it.
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