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Hi All, My little suzuki is running great again and I am looking for a project. My Rover has a catcher and the back flap is what holds the catcher on. I am wondering if I could make up a sheet metal side chute that fitted on in the same manner.

I am thinking you'd have to ensure you throw out the same side as the base plate vortex spins but what else should the chute be doing? Should it be directing the flow of clippings out and down, into the lawn?

I can design it up in CAD to be made in sheet metal then assemble it together myself. Any feedback, thoughts or ideas are both welcome and appreciated! Thanks!

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You can make anything if you put you're mind to it! there was a genuine one for victa's for many years. Most people just use a bit of string to hold the flap open a couple inches.

If you want to spend the time to design it up go right ahead! Ultimately it depends on what you are trying to achieve, mulching is better achieved with a block filling the chute so the clippings are better cut down, and if you are cutting long grass, as i said above the same effect can be achieved with some string or wire on the door.

Another alternative would be to look for an actual side throw rover from the 70's, they pop up usually in running order for around $100 and are brilliant machine for longer grass you don't want to catch.

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G'day Tim and Nath

I think the utility idea would be better ,you could buy a 4 stroke Rover utility for $20 and fit the 2 stroke or buy a good
Rover 2 stroke utility for $100. as Nath mentioned.


Cheers
Max.

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