Q) I have heard that the chute sticks out about 1.5 inches
deck when open.
A) Actually the Power Chute infringes only
about 1/2 to 3/4 of
an inch beyond the discharge lip whether open or closed on
all models and brands.
Q) How far does the chute open up?
A) Power Chutes travel a minimum of 180 degrees
closed to fully open (standing straight up above
discharge opening for clearance through narrow
passageways). Power Chutes can also be stopped
anywhere along it's path to determine the discharge
Does the foot pedal hinder the opening of the cover
allows access to the belts and mower deck?
A) The placement of the foot pedals (or toggle
switch) is up to
the owner, but we suggest placement away from access
panels or where your foot normally rest
while mowing so as
not to engage power to the unit unneccesarily. Some
creative idea images can be seen on the Customer Image
Q) Does much, beyond air, come through the slots in the chute?
Our four years of testing shows that (from time to time) the
bottom one inch of each slot may become clogged
clippings, but the rest of each slot (above that first inch) will
for clean air flow. Grass clippings occassionally
collect in the bottom of the slots and also clears inself free
Q) I use a bagging system and wonder if it can be used with the
A) The Power Chute may or may not work with your bagging
system, but if not removal of just
two bolts and your Power
Chute comes off completely.
Q) How does the Power Chute mount to the deck?
A) All Power Chutes are secured to your mower deck with just
two bolts in either existing
holes in your mower or drilling of
just two 3/8" holes.
Q) Does the chute plate operate in just the fully opened or closed
position or can you open it 45, 90
or 180 degrees to adjust the
spray of the clippings?
A) Power Chutes have the ability to stop anywhere you wish
along it's path. Fully
open to fully closed takes a mere 6/10th
of a second and taps on the foot pedal or toggle switch
change the angle of the chute in about