First I will say that the shoes on the back of the auger housing sucks.
Bummer! I recently sold my 2 year old track Honda with custom mounted steel wheel casters in place of the skids and now I am thinking I should have removed them before I sold it. In any case I will consider the same for the new machine when I get it. There was no ware with the casters over the two years and boy did they make a difference.