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Can I Extend my Snowthrowers' Chutes?

Yes, I said Snowthrower since it does not blow the snow; it throws the snow.

I have a 5 HP Toro from the 80's and a 7 HP Ariens from the 70's. I notice that they have shorter chutes than the newer perhaps bigger machines that I have been seeing.

I taller shoot would help get the snow over the piles snow at the edges of the driveway.

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Actual model numbers would help people provide accurate answers.
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Do a search under my name, I have pics. I lengthen my chute. You cut, then weld a piece in the middle or preferably at the end.

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Many have extended the chutes or replaced them from different models for just that reason, now depending on what models you have will determine what chute can be used to replace them.

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if your toro is a 521 it must be an early model, late model 521's have a taller chute ( about 3" taller ) and it will bolt right on in place of your short chute. I was wondering if the 521 chute would fit a 524 but I don't know anyone close by that has a 524

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I had a Toro 524 from that era. While it was a solid machine, loft was not its forte. 5 hp turned out to be too little for the width, now 7 is standard and some have even more on 24 inch.

It was good on side throw but when the banks got high, nope. Actually it was that and it falling apart (25 years and 3 owners) that got me the ok to buy the Yamaha.

Maybe get a used modern machine and use the others for backup. On trick is higher RPM, you can exceed the engine mfg RPM, it just will not last at that speed, but if you pick your spots it can be an assist.


5 hp not likely to help as you have more resistance, a chute extend on the 7 might, but also be sure its RPM is at max.

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