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Plastic Chutes?? Stay away or OK?

Going to look at a craftsman for an in-law. IT has a plastic chute wondering if anybody has had issues with these?
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I've had one on my MTD since 2008 and expected to replace it long before now; but no problems . . . . and no rust nor repainting.

I did however, research replacements, and that's only $20 to $50 depending on whether both top and bottom are needed; but I don't see any wear yet !

Space age plastic has more going for it than many of us think.

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You may have seen it already, but there was some discussion of plastic chutes yesterday here:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...tml#post972449

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I've replaced a few on MTD types, also the plastic worms. It shouldn't be a deal breaker if the machine is clean and a good price.
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Thanks guys !! He is only asking $100 for the 8 hp 27
Looks clean but wasn't familiar with the plastic chutes.

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I have a snapper I purchased new in 1996. The original plastic chute is still going strong.
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I've seen them last close to 30 years without breaking up here in Canada. I'm just not that worried about them anymore.
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I've seen them last close to 30 years without breaking up here in Canada. I'm just not that worried about them anymore.
And just think the BETTER plastics we have now then we did 30 years ago too..
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My Troy get's used each winter and that chunk of plastic chute is still holding on and doing it's job.

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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I wouldn't be turned off by the plastic chute, the Craftsman part is what would have me looking further
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