A piece of thin metal about 6"x3"s, cut 2 slots in one end for a hose clamp to slide through about an inch apart, clamp it to the exhaust pipe, then you can bend it to divert the exhaust away from the chute.
I had the exact same problem with my 2720. I purchased a short piece of high temperature silicon hose from Ebay. It is used on turbos and only costs around $6. You can get them in 90-degree and 45-degree. I bought the correct diameter so I can just slip it over the end of my exhaust pipe and it diverts the exhaust away from the snow blower. You can't even tell it is on there unless you look closely.
I have an X730 tractor which is great, but I want a 4wd version of it. Is this an option that's reasonably doable installation wise, or do I just need to trade it in which would likely be an expensive proposition.
I've noticed that you can get a powered grass catcher with a belt that fits on an open pulley on the mower deck. They seem to pop up used on ebay and craigslist from time to time. Is this thing worth the money? I would probably use it mostly to catch leaves in the fall.
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I have a chance to buy a John Deere 430 needing repairs for $1000 from a local small engine shop. I am not sure of the year of the tractor, but it is an early model. It has 17xx hours on the meter and comes with a mower deck. It appears that...