NEW DISCHARGE BLOCKER CHUTE FOR ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER
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New Power Chute Operator Controlled Discharge Chute
The original Operator Controlled Discharge Chute (OCDC) was patented in 1966 by a major lawn mower manufacturer at the time. Designs have brought is thru several generations since then including manually operated units and the Power Chute which is now the only powered OCDC made.
OCDC's serve more than one purpose
1) The main purpose is to keep grass clippings and debris from being discharged
from under the deck and contained within the mower while the OCDC is in the
closed position keeping the clippings from being blown onto areas such as
flowerbeds, mulched areas and hard surfaces such as drives, sidewalks and
play areas. Once past the area the OCDC is returned to the open position
where the grass continues to be disbursed evenly over the lawn.
2) Most OCDC's can also be partially closed as well. Since most commercial
Lawn mowers can disburse lawn clippings between 15 and 20 feet the OCDC
can be closed part way in order to control how far the clippings exhaust the
mower deck and are thrown from the mower so they are kept from hard surfaces
and beautification areas that are close by.
3) The Power Chute Design OCDC is also designed to be used as a blower unit.
When closed the amount of air coming from under the Power Chute is enough
to create a powerful blower to clear drives, sidewalks and patios of grass
clippings thus saving slower walking time with your hand held blower
equipment during cleanups.
4) OCDC's can also be used partially closed to keep hazards such as
gravel and other dangerous objects from being thrown at high speed from under
the deck and into nearby by cars and people that could be injured by flying
debris. Power Chutes are heavily used by municipal government mowing crews
and those mowing close to roadways.
Installation Hints and Help
Remember, since only Power Chutes are exact-fit for your mower's make and model only two bolts are required for a complete installation of the chute itself. The foot controller only needs the wiring completed on the battery end since the motor end already comes complete with the required connector to plug directly into the Power Chute motor. The battery end will requires you to connect the inline fuse holder and two ring terminals to attach the your battery.
On occasion, an LCO will wire the Power Chute wiring into a wire that is only hot with the mower ignition on, but 99% go directly to the battery as Power Chutes draw zero power when not in use.
All foot controllers come with four mounting holes and four self taping screws, but only two are needed to hold the pedal down firmly. Make sure to mount the pedal where your foot doesn't normally rest so as to accidentally operate the motor in excess.
If you mow in wet conditions, leave your equipment outdoors, or wash your mower often, you may find it advantageous to cover the Power Chute motor with plastic or cellophane. Though problems are
rare, keeping water from direct contact with the motor can extend it's life.
All Power Chutes come with Rustoleum color paint number so you can touch up your Power Chute at any time.
On occasion an operator can contact the motor linkage against objects causing the linkage to jar back into the motor, and thus, chipping a tooth or two off of the motor radius gear. Just remember that this motor is made to raise and lower a car window up and down and go round and round. In use with a Power Chute it doesn't even use half of one side of the motor radius gear. You can tell this as the chute will only go up with a little help for about an inch or so along it's path before continuing under it's own power. If this occurs simply take the linkage off of the motor and run the motor around about halfway. Reattach the linkage and the chute should now operate fine on the new teeth from the other side of the radius gear. The radius gear is made of plastic and is the only plastic part in the motor. This is so that any damage from object contact is caused to the least expensive part involved. Not your mower deck or the chute (which can be straightened or new ones ordered online). We want the least amount of damage to your mower unit as possible.