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Plastic impellers now?

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Well with today's entitlement generation, Everything is disposable, It breaks so toss it out and buy another. Sad sad world this is becoming
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yeah, they have been out for a few years now..I saw one on a new low-end 2-stage Craftsman probably 5 years ago.

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One of my wife's relatives has a small MTD that has a plastic impeller. It's got to be nearing 10 years old, so this isn't something new.

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Ss blowers been running rubber or plastic for years.
If it works it works.
Lots of people dissing plastic chutes.. I have seen, have personally owned blowers with plastic chutes that have been clearing gravel driveways and no problems. I can still hear those rocks blasting up the chute and flying over to the corn field. Chute never broke or cracked.

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I guess it depends on how tough it is...... some plastics can take a lot of abuse. Others, not so much. In a way it makes sense with less weight and rotational mass, you could have it spin faster with same HP input. It also won't suck up the cold, which is why it works well for chutes - less stickage that way. Being that the impeller is the hardest part to replace, I hope it's very durable though! Like you guys, I have my doubts.... I don't think it would hold up well to doing the mod to I bet - which kind of turns me off right away, unless they have tighter tolerances in there (which I doubt). I'll wait a bit and see what the jury says......




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Plastic impellers........I can one better you...Plastic Cams in some of the newer small engines as well...Yep, more cost saving and more throw away engines when they fail....There was a thread talking about old vs new. Some of these new machines are really fancy and all but they will never see 30-50 years of use like the ones they used to build. I can keep an older engine running without having to spend more then the engine is worth for a part when it breaks. The newer ones....LOL good luck doing that.
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Plastic impellers........I can one better you...Plastic Cams in some of the newer small engines as well...Yep, more cost saving and more throw away engines when they fail....

It's funny you mentioned that. This past weekend I took apart a B&S engine from a small generator. The cam gear and lobes are plastic! The shaft itself is steel, but the rest is plastic.
This engine was built in 1994. If it wasn't for the fact this generator had low hours, I'm sure the plastic would have crumbled by now.
Another old use of plastic in engines was the 1972 Cadillac 472 engine I took apart. They used nylon on the steel camshaft gears. It had all crumbled off and was in the bottom of the oil pan when I took it apart in 1997 or so, with only 98k miles. If I remember right, the valve seals had a plastic piece that crumbled as well.
Still, those old 472's were some of the best engines GM ever made!

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