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    How many have the plastic impeller in their 47 or 54 inch blower?

    Have you had issue with them yet? Will the old style metal ones fit in it's place? Not happy, as mine seems to be wiggly and not with the rotation of the shaft.
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    Mine is plastic also, and have been thinking about finding a metal replacement just in case. I can't imagine that the plastic will hold up well in the long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere 1025R TLB View Post
    Have you had issue with them yet? Will the old style metal ones fit in it's place? Not happy, as mine seems to be wiggly and not with the rotation of the shaft.
    I have the same issue. Mine wobbles and also has a sound like rocks in the unit. Check out Superglidesport thread. He changed his out to steel and has a great page or two on that removal with pictures and also a part number for the new steel fan.. It's a great thread.
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    I have the plastic one. It works good enough for me. I'd only get the metal one if the plastic one would brake..........which I don't see happening.
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    I have a 54" blower that I have used for the past three years. I live in New Hampshire and we get snow. I have not had any problems with the plastic impeller on my machine. There is some play in the impeller. But it had the same amount of play when I bought it new. I keep the chain adjusted and oiled properly. It's a great machine.
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    I think JD may have improved the composition of the plastic impeller soon after introducing it. Initially there were some reports of fans disintegrating and hubs stripping out. My 47 worked well but also had some rotational play in in the impeller. I decided to change it out rather than chancing a possible breakdown.
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    My new 54" has the plastic impeller. I discussed at length with the dealer when i bought it about not being a fan of the plastic (pun intended).
    I was assured of no problems and even got him to hand write on my sales slip that if it failed in the first 5 years that he would cover it under warranty to replace it with a metal one.


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    I have sold close to 100 of the 54 blowers, and I've not had complaints on the impeller on my end.
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    Yup, another 54 with a plastic impeller. Not a single problem. Plastic bad is all hype I say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    Yup, another 54 with a plastic impeller. Not a single problem. Plastic bad is all hype I say.
    From a durability perspective you are probably right. But from a performance perspective the metal impeller is better.

    I ran my 54-inch with the plastic impeller for two seasons and then switched to the metal one. It throws snow better with the metal impeller. This all started because I noticed my 15-year old MTD 33" walk-behind blower would throw snow farther than the JD 54-inch blower.

    Just looking at the two impellers you can see a difference. The plastic one uses completed flat blades. The metal one has blades with little edges on them that forms more of a scoop - similar to what you see on the impeller used on larger rear PTO blowers.

    There have been quite a few folks who have swapped impellers and reported improved performance. Regardless, there are a lot of owners who still have the plastic impeller and are happy with the results.
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