Attack From Mars – Stroke of Luck Scoop
The original scoop was made of zinc plated steel and took a beating. After the zinc plating wore off they would rust. The scoop Mantis designed was stainless steel and had better welds. The new scoop is designed to withstand the beating that scoop takes.
The original has a weld point (the large dimple). Basically there is a hole here that is welded. Original pieces all have this dimple. I had mine welded completely full and then ground down to match. Because it’s stainless it’s TIG welded. This stainless part should last the life of the machine.