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I'm looking at an impeller kit project where the flap will be projecting close to 1/2". The common baler belt I see like at Tractor Supply seems like it will get folded back quite a bit.

Have there been any good experiences with other materials like UHMW or urethane?

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I saw a guy on another forum use a cheap cutting board. The white kind that are made of Polypropylene or Nylon Plastic. It worked out pretty good.




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I dunno, Pete. I think UHMW or HDPE or anything like that is maybe too hard. Why not try backing about half the distance with light steel plate? It'd still be rigid but would have some forgivness in it as well.

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I saw a guy on another forum use a cheap cutting board. The white kind that are made of Polypropylene or Nylon Plastic. It worked out pretty good.
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I'm looking at an impeller kit project where the flap will be projecting close to 1/2". The common baler belt I see like at Tractor Supply seems like it will get folded back quite a bit.

Have there been any good experiences with other materials like UHMW or urethane?

Thanks,
Pete

Hi Pete

Sandwich a metal bracket on each side of the baler belt extension which extends out past the impeller to take up some of the distance. The metal bracket will support the belt and keep it from bending over

We had a 2 inch snowfall the other day and the snow plow pushed up 6 inches along the end of the driveway. I went out with the MTD tonight and it tossed the snow 40 to 50 feet. I threw it towards the power lines and it seem to almost touch them. This is what a tight impeller kit will do.

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If I recall correctly one used truck flaps and or cheap tire sides but I may be corrected for making SS flaps out of them.

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If I recall correctly one used truck flaps and or cheap tire sides but I may be corrected for making SS flaps out of them.
sixtyfiveford on youtube made ss paddles out of sidewalls. I think he may be a member here.

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sounds like i need to hit the dollar store. i was considering doing this upgrade but the mud flaps i was looking at seemed too thick and heavy

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I've got some used toro s-620 paddles which are much thicker than the rubber pieces that comes with the Clarence kit, you might want to look for some used s-200 / 620 paddles

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