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Ariens Poly Skids Slipping

Hi everyone, I purchased a new 24" Platinum a month ago and decided to put the poly skids on it. However when I used it the first time the left skid kept wanting to ride up causing the scraper bar to dig into the driveway.

Anyone else have a similar issue? If so what was the fix?

I don't want to tighten the bolts too much as the poly just spreads apart.

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Justin
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Try using star washers under them so they will bite into the plastic some. You may need to run a washer stack to spread out the pressure. I would go Star - flat - star so that the nut will have holding power and push the load evenly.



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Thank you for your reply, star washers were my first thought as well, although I'll have to get some longer carriage bolts, the ones that came with the skids are almost too short, the one that sets towards the back of the housing barely has enough thread to catch the nylon in the nut.

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Yeah - I usually spring for stainless and go with wingnuts that have a wide flare if you can find em....



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That's an even better idea, can I ask where you found them?
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They have a good stock of them at my local Ace Hardware store - good selection of stainless hardware. Kinda pricey, but lets me scrounge through and test fit - rather than order on line.



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