look at toro 826 old style drum auger chute extension, there wide and tall, the pro of a shorter chute is there is less distance for the snow to exit the chute, very usefull with wet snow, the older chute also seems to give me more precision for close putting of the snow, the chute can articulate more., put taller chute can make it easier to clear obstacle, honestly I rather have the short chute on itInteresting.....does long and skinny trump short with girth.....that seems to be the snow discharge chute ultimate question.
Maybe something in the middle where you get enough length and girth you get the best of both worlds!
Vertical discharge deflector to a cable push/pull setup with remote operation from the flight deck seems to be a good upgrade.....
I was welding a ring to a chute like this and paused quite a while considering whether to weld all around, like has been done here, or to retain the stitch welding detail as per the factory.The first coat of paint, RUST-OLEUM, Husqvarna Orange.
I did not mask the factory original finish at all. It's nearly impossible to discern factory OEM paint from the rattle can shoot. Given the chute's finished surface use/abuse while in operation, I'll probably apply five or more coats of paint to the business face. The other areas can suffice with less.
The overlap of the chute/ring-gear will be paint-free and subject to corrosion. However, once the paint is dry, I'll lather the seam with used engine oil allowing it to puddle overnight and seep in. Then, the oil treatment will be followed up with grease pack and a heat gun to get as much protection in there as possible.
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This is the nape-of-the-neck and where the OEM mounting/rotating tab was located. Once again, I did not mask the OEM painted surfaces.
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The first coat of paint over the welded seam between the ring gear collar and the body of the chute.
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The inside of the chute needed wire brushing and painting in the location of the removed nape-of-the-neck mounting bracket. The abrasive grinding disc removal caused the inside-the-chute paint to suffer excessive heat damage. Again, no masking of the OEM painted surfaces was done.
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