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Black chute extension - does it help?

Some models come with the chute extension and I see my machine has what appears to be mounting holes for the part. Can anyone tell me in what way are they supposed to help?
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The extension is supposed to help keep the stream of snow together and help get it out past the operator. Helps to keep you from getting hit in the face with the windblown discharge.


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The extension is supposed to help keep the stream of snow together and help get it out past the operator. Helps to keep you from getting hit in the face with the windblown discharge.
Thanks. I don't recall seeing it offered on other brands. Do you think it's effective?
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I ordered and mounted the extension for my Husqvarna. It does just as Kiss4aFrog says. I ordered just the black extension. I fabricated the small backing plates and used stainless hardware to mount. Since the holes are already in your deflector it's easy peasy lemon squeezy. I'll check on the part number and post it.

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Husqvarna part number is 5324211-38 "shield deflector". The "straps" or backing plates are part number 5324232-47. The straps are just thin metal bars, seemed pricey for what they are so as I mentioned I just fabed some up. I did order an extra deflector spring to have as a backup. That part is 5321845-05. It was less than $3.00 so cheap insurance to have an extra. If you do mount the extension be sure to tighten the deflector tension adjusting nut down to increase the amount of tension to compensate for the increased weight of the deflector.

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Zavie, have you tried your setup yet? I suspect that the force of the snow hitting the extension would force it up, reducing the need for extra tension in the spring.
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Zavie, have you tried your setup yet? I suspect that the force of the snow hitting the extension would force it up, reducing the need for extra tension in the spring.
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Yes, I used it all last winter. I found that extra weight of the extension, (shield) caused the deflector+shield combo to bounce too much over the smallest bump. Just tightening the nut a little solved the issue. BTW the extension works great and looks bad a$$ to boot!

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Husqvarna part number is 5324211-38 "shield deflector". The "straps" or backing plates are part number 5324232-47. The straps are just thin metal bars, seemed pricey for what they are so as I mentioned I just fabed some up. I did order an extra deflector spring to have as a backup. That part is 5321845-05. It was less than $3.00 so cheap insurance to have an extra. If you do mount the extension be sure to tighten the deflector tension adjusting nut down to increase the amount of tension to compensate for the increased weight of the deflector.
Thanks for the part #s. and information. Much appreciated. I'll probably wait until I've blown some snow but it's good to hear feedback on its effectiveness.
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It' makes sense it would work to improve flow and prevent blow back.
I guess I'd try making one out of a bucket to check it out before I parted with $$ for the factory one.

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The concept seems sound. Looking at the photo it appears to double the length of the deflector. A piece of crazy carpet might work well too.
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