Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Skid shoes - Metal vs. Synthetic
All my snowblowers have the OEM metal skids. When they wear down, I weld a new piece on the bottom however I've never worn down a set from new as I buy used snowblowers.
Where I am in NJ we have snow 0-5 times a year, 2"-7", every few years 12"-24". My driveway is double car wide, double long plus the sidewalk; I also do a couple of neighbors drives and sidewalks.
I've never used any type of synthetic skid shoes.
If I replaced my metal skid shoes with synthetic, would I notice a difference sliding? Big difference? Will I be in heaven saying Wow? How much easier is it to turn? Will I again say Wow? To me, when there is snow on the ground, the metal skids seem to slide fine. So why should I need to replace them? Does it matter which synthetic material?
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