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Modified Fold Down Chute.

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9 hours ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

What was the reason for it needing to fold like that 5? Can’t remember if you explained already in the other thread. 
 

I often fold for storage on mine due to a low roof but it’s just as simple as shown in pic. 
 

What did surprise me is that there is no micro switch to cut engine when chute is folded which means flywheel is spinning and un guarded when chute is folded. 
 

(I’m glad it does otherwise I’d have to stow machine in a different building and since it’s only ever me that puts it away there’s no chance of an accident - but I was surprised to see exposed fast moving parts in this apparent risk averse world)

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Same reason as you Kev...easy storage in garage....and your reasoning for cut off switch is very important hence if you look at my chute it breaks around 12” above the chute plate...this is a safety design and why it has to have a gas strut.

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2 hours ago, 5 shires said:

Same reason as you Kev...easy storage in garage....and your reasoning for cut off switch is very important hence if you look at my chute it breaks around 12” above the chute plate...this is a safety design and why it has to have a gas strut.

Understood!

 

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