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Ariens Automatic Traction Control (ATC) and ArmorSkids

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Well it's been a busy winter here so far in Newfoundland. Seems we have some flurries every day, and have been belted with a few storms already. Some of you may have read my posts regarding the Ariens ATC. I decided to try a new set of skidshoes to see if it would alleviate the problem somewhat. I purchased a set of armorskids at snowblowerskids.com. They are a longer skid shoe than stock. It has made a world of difference, and the ATC is now a pleasure to use.Well worth the investment. Some of you had the same complaints as me regarding ATC, and these skids may help you out. I am in no way affiliated with snowblowerskids.com, but certainly vouch for the quality of their product.

Happy New Year all,

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I put them on before I ever used my new Ariens. Maybe that's why I love the ATC....
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Hi all,
Well it's been a busy winter here so far in Newfoundland. Seems we have some flurries every day, and have been belted with a few storms already. Some of you may have read my posts regarding the Ariens ATC. I decided to try a new set of skidshoes to see if it would alleviate the problem somewhat. I purchased a set of armorskids at snowblowerskids.com. They are a longer skid shoe than stock. It has made a world of difference, and the ATC is now a pleasure to use.Well worth the investment. Some of you had the same complaints as me regarding ATC, and these skids may help you out. I am in no way affiliated with snowblowerskids.com, but certainly vouch for the quality of their product.

Happy New Year all,

GC
I'm glad it worked out for you GC. Thanks for the update and Happy New Year!


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I think the longer shoe rides up over ridges (sidewalk lip), where as before the first thing to hit would be the bucket. The nose of the new skid is about twice the height of the stock, and I think that makes all the difference (along with the nose is in front of the bucket, unlike stock skids). Whatever the reason, they work!!

Happy New Year everyone. We have another 12 inches scheduled for Friday!!

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How much were they?

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Can't remember the price, but check

Www.snowblowerskids.com

I think Home Depot in the US now carries them as well.
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$36.74 including shipping directly from the source (SnowBlowerSkids : You don't need a new snowblower, just need skids or shoes) When you factor in tax at Home Depot, it comes out to about the same price. I'd rather give my money directly to the inventor.

Looking forward to testing them out after the storm Friday.

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$17.50 in the states at Home Depot.
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