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skid shoe alternative...

Hey all,


Just had a thought and I wondered if anyone has adapted roller blade (or Razor scooter) wheels in place of skid shoes.

I have some lying around and wondered if it might be worth the time to fab up some brackets.


Any thoughts would be appreciated!


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I've seen some shoes with wheels, but reviewers said that the wheels were plastic and flat spots wore into them quickly. I mean, it can't hurt to try something more sturdy than plastic.
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actually there are quit a few who have done it, Do a search for skid shoe wheels and it should come up with quit a few options to try.

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I switched to Arnold universal skid shoes recommend by member 1acer and can purchase online or box stores....So far no issues...Glides on asphalt like butter...


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I made up a pair that are on my cub cadet and out of uhmw poly and they have lasted over six years with little to no wear.
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I have the ones from Arnold like these, and have used them a couple times with no sign of wear. I have them on most of my machines now. They work just great for me. Plus the machine rolls around great while not running. Not to mention, at 20.00 for the pair, and just bolt on, its a win win.




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My driveway is breaking up, cracked and heaved (well it is 56 years old with some patching by the previous owner) 5k to fix and I quite work so its a dilemma as to tapping the slush fund.

Grabs the skids something awful.
I have the steel roller bearings from the 007 fix on the way.

Not sure if I can get them to work with the existing skids of I will have to cut plates but will be trying that.

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56 years on a drive way up there? that for sure is feat against mother nature alone.
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I bought the roller skids at Lowes, didn't like the plastic wheels. I turned a pair of wheels out of steel, they should wear better then the plastic. I also thought about using scooter wheels , I have several from my kids.
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I drilled a hole into a worn out skid shoe and installed a kids roller blames wheels. Works well
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