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Craftsman Snow Blower 536.887990, made 11/2002, how to adjust skids and scraper???

Been using this for 8 years and now I'm hitting the expansion joints on my driveway real hard all of a sudden. I think the side skids wore down and I'm not sure how to adjust the side skids and the rear scraper plate behind the front blades. Any tips on this? Just want some kind of guide to go by?
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it would probably be better to replace the skids if they are worn out, the scraper bar too. check the bucket under the skids to make sure you are not wearing it out also. see if armor skids has a set for your machine

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Thanks, I'll take a loot again. Now, the side skids are adjustable, and there is plenty of metal left on them, so I can just losen the bolts and adjust them down more, right?
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set a paint stick under the scraper bar then loosen the skids and re set them if you are banging into every crack in the drive way the armor skids would be a big improvement for that. I've got a spot on my walkway where the tree root has raised the pavement just over half an inch and the armor skids glide over it like its smooth pavement, until the wheels hit it I forget its there

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Thanks again. So, I'm assuming it's the skids that are getting caught on the higher sections of pavement (expansion joints can vary in height), and these armor skids sound like a good investment to fix this. Haven't looked them up yet, but that would make life easier. Thanks for the top on the paint stick! I'll report back on the next snow.
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Also, this video seems pretty good telling how to adjust scraper bar and skids. Do you have a place your recommend for a new scraper? I think mine is getting pretty small.

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you could try sears parts direct, ebay or amazon for your scraper bar. the scraper bars on my toro two stage machines were all good and all the skids were replaced with armor skids except the 824 which has a set of micah II skids on it

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Sears shows the scraper bar (blade) Part #: 760660E701 available for $28
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After looking closer, I could see the scraper bar on my 29" craftsman slid up almost level with the bucket (the bolts got loose and slid up). I tuned it around the opposite way and can use the good side, but it has a square edge. I guess I just mount it that way since I bet when it was new, both sides were a square edge?

-Craftsman Model 536 887990 2 stage, 29 inch cut, 9 HP Tecumseh Snow King

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Ok, I flipped around the scraper bar, and it's like brand new on the other side. I then also turned the side skids upside down, see pics. I'm guessing this is how they looked when they were new and rounded?









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-Craftsman Model 536 887990 2 stage, 29 inch cut, 9 HP Tecumseh Snow King

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