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Canadian Snowblower Recall

Noticed this on the news today

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recal...71953r-eng.php

The article mentions an issue with the wheels and tires affecting Troy Built, Yard Machines, MTD and Yard Works brands sold between 2004 and 2006
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 10:13 PM
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Faulty plastic rims that can explode if the tire is overinflated.
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I guess I'm old school, who would want plastic rims on a vehicle (any kind) that has pneumatic tires on it?
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Plastic wheels is called cost engineering. A few dollars in savings is big on a cheap snowblower. Troy-Bilt used little plastic lawn mower type wheels on some two stage units back in the 80s/90s. The units were not self propelled. (No pneumatic tires so no safety risk really.)
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I would bet that this is 2004-2006 models simply because they are aging and becoming brittle. Was a different material used years 2007 on? Doubtful. Will more years be recalled in the future? I think so.
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Plastic wheels is called cost engineering. A few dollars in savings is big on a cheap snowblower. Troy-Bilt used little plastic lawn mower type wheels on some two stage units back in the 80s/90s. The units were not self propelled. (No pneumatic tires so no safety risk really.)
A lot of strange things happened in the 80s... Those non self propelled 2 stage mtds with the bicycle wheels were the strangest blower I've ever seen.
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