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Is this possible? add on shoes (skids)

I was just wondering: I just moved into a farm house in the country couple years ago and is all gravel. I got my shoes on my snow blower set so scraper is about 1/2" off ground. I want to use this blower (very big one) at the Church as it is on 3 acres and a lot of sidewalk. The church blower is so-so but mine would be so much easier and I just like operating it better. I'd want the scraper only 1/4" or slightly less there though to clean the sidewalks. I don't want to keep raising and lowering from my place to the Church. Is their a way to maybe slip the shoes into or onto something to use at home then just slip off when at Church? The shoes (or skids) would be set at Church height always and raised by such as mentioned when on gravel? Ideas?
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Might be easier to make a slip over scraper bar with a couple pins to hold it. If you have a welder it should not be too hard to make. A piece of 1/4 flat bar with supports top and bottom. Drill thru the supports to pin it. When your done the church remove it. Should do what you need.
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Hello Geno,


Would the roller bearing skids be good compromise so you don't have to mess with the skids at all???
Have you used the Frankenstine blower yet and how well does it work for you?

Even a pair of clip on skis with hairpin clips would probably fall if the conditions were right and the snow managed to break on hair pin clip and then you would lose the pin shortly after-hate that.
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If it was me in that situation, first off, I personally would think a 1/2 adjust on the shoes to scraper would still ingest and shoot out a good amount of stones, as gravel is never level. I would probably adjust higher ...

As far as going back and forth, hauling a unit in truck or on trailer, I would think the inconvenience would hinder that thought. With that being said, if your determined to go through all that, I'm sure you could figure a way to rig up something to go over the skid area of your unit, set a church pavement height, by drilling and bolting on some type of poly rise block or such?

My thought would be use yours for your place , and the church for theirs......
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You could tack weld your skid shoe bolts then fasten your skid shoes with quick release similar to the round knobs that hold handles and such on. If you are familiar with bicycles, they use a quick release for wheels. They make bigger ones for lawn mower handles.

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get another blower for the church....can't have to many IMHO
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Thanks on all the input- I'll consider the ideas. maybe an adjustable scraper is the ticket. roller's maybe but they would need adjusting back and forth. I'll ponder these ideas. The frankenstine blower don't miss a beat. Works just as good as the day I finished it. Not real happy on the remote chute.. but that is easy to deal with. It's a snow cannon for sure. Church won't buy another blower because being demolished in summer and being re-located. They have a Arians st824.. but no match to mine so I prefer to make it fun if I'm driving all the way there to do it. I will need to raise shoes more- gravel was being picked up.
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