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Does your Plastic Blower chute look like this? Frankenchute

The first time I used this blower when it was new in 2006, the chute blew apart when I went through some trap rock. It since has been rigged ever since. This is the reason I am completely restoring an old blower that is all steel and build like a tank.

I had to pop rivet sheet metal inside the top and sheet metal at the base. I am sure that it will only break again.
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It works, that's the main thing. If it was me, I'd be looking for a replacement metal chute from another machine that either fits or can be made to fit it. There's likely something that might even bolt onto it.
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I share in your misery,

The JD 44 inch snow blower I have mounted on my LA115 is on its third plastic chute and these things are expensive-the last one cost me $130.00 plus frieght and as the snow blower is dead and in need of almost $200.00 in parts due to the RAD design and special JD metric belts it sits in the driveway unused and no one has stolen it yet.

At least I found a place that will save me a fortune on spare parts when I can afford them rather than buying them locally.
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, Nobody's EVER stolen a John Deere LA115.

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Leon, Nobody's EVER stolen a John Deere LA115. It's the other way around. John Deere stole your money and gave you a John Deere hat
To the OP, I have no idea what trap rock is, but I'm familiar with crumbling roads in MI and guess it's very similar. Murray has metal chutes that will fit that machine. In the same vane as my comment to Leon, the equipment purchased meets a price point, not performance point. I know. I had a JD L110 for several years. It could cut grass.... that's it. That Murray built Craftsman of yours will throw snow for years as originally designed if cared for, but trap rock probably wasn't in the design parameters
Trap rock is a 3/4" angular drainage stone found in many driveways-its pretty hard to avoid in CT. Lets leave out the trap rock. If you hit some small ice chunks, it would wreck the chute too-that should be part of the design parameters-No? I certainly wan't thinking when I bought it new and didn't even imagine the plastic getting cold and shattering soon after I bought it. So I will probably will keep a good stock in pop rivets and sheet metal, or try to find a Murray chute.
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It works, that's the main thing. If it was me, I'd be looking for a replacement metal chute from another machine that either fits or can be made to fit it. There's likely something that might even bolt onto it.
It has the 3 bolt design. Let me know if you think of a machine that might have something that would work.
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I have a plastic chute on my 1999 MTD and it's still good as new. Not all plastic is created equal.
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My coworker found a Murray made Craftsman snowblower by the side of the road (9hp, 26" bucket), took it home with him, and then swapped out the plastic chute on his gray 5hp 23" Craftsman snowblower with the metal chute from the free snowblower which also happens to be significantly taller.

I know this because he gave me the rest of the free snowblower

Try part number 760990-853 on ebay - do they look like they will fit? mounts with 3 bolts at 90 degree angles.


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The plastic chute on my 1996 Snapper is also good as new.

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