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post #1 of 45 Old 12-07-2014, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Skid shoes and ice scrapper adjustment?

Yesterday I installed my front skid shoes and had to adjust the others because they were not adjusted correctly.

I now have a total of 4 skids shoes.

My ice scrapper is around 1/8" - 1/4" from the ground? Is that okay?

I don't want to scratch the pavement. I also know myself and that after the snowblower job, I'll remove the rest with a shovel.



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It looks to be on the lowest setting you can go?
Can you even set it lower?

Is there a scraper bar on those too?
Like on my Craftsman the scraper bar adjusts.

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I can see you now, crying when the first oops scratch is embedded into the bucket.

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It looks to be on the lowest setting you can go?
Can you even set it lower?

Is there a scraper bar on those too?
Like on my Craftsman the scraper bar adjusts.
Yes there is a scraper bar. And no it is not set to the lowest, I still have some room.


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Sure looks purrrtie all brand'ee new.
I can see you now, crying when the first oops scratch is embedded into the bucket.
Oh man, you seem to know me well. HAahah
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I've got smooth concrete. I run my scraper bar touching the surface so that I don't leave any snow behind the blower. I've always done this and it does ware the scraper down over time. I gave my my old machine, which is almost 40 years old, to my son this summer. The scraper bar was quite worn down on the bottom side so as part of a general overhaul and repair job, I just rotated it 180 degrees and now a new side is facing the ground. It should last for another 20 years or so.

In my opinion, I would rather do a clean job, leaving no snow behind, and accept the wear on the scraper bar. The scrapers can be rotated, or if not they are cheap and easy to replace with new ones.
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I've got smooth concrete. I run my scraper bar touching the surface so that I don't leave any snow behind the blower. I've always done this and it does ware the scraper down over time. I gave my my old machine, which is almost 40 years old, to my son this summer. The scraper bar was quite worn down on the bottom side so as part of a general overhaul and repair job, I just rotated it 180 degrees and now a new side is facing the ground. It should last for another 20 years or so.

In my opinion, I would rather do a clean job, leaving no snow behind, and accept the wear on the scraper bar. The scrapers can be rotated, or if not they are cheap and easy to replace with new ones.
That is some valuable opinion, thank you.

Do you notive any sign of scratching on the concrete?
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The scraper does not leave marks. The steel skids might. I prefer the poly skids over steel. They slide better over concrete, wear as well as steel, and are cheaper to replace.
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Karlitos first did you set up your skids with the snowblower on medium setting? if yes then to set it at exactly 1/8" take 2 toonys and place one of each under the scraper bar at each end. At this point you should see equal distance the whole length of scraper bar and just lower your skids to the concrete and tighten them and you're done. When you do something like this just ensure the surface is even and Good Luck.

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Karlitos first did you set up your skids with the snowblower on medium setting? if yes then to set it at exactly 1/8" take 2 toonys and place one of each under the scraper bar at each end. At this point you should see equal distance the whole length of scraper bar and just lower your skids to the concrete and tighten them and you're done. When you do something like this just ensure the surface is even and Good Luck.
Yes I did that on medium. Thanks for all those tips. I havent adjust the scraper bar, I left it as it was by the dealer, I just reseated the back skid shoes because one was set higher than the other. I also paid attention if the floor was even.

As usual, thanks Normex
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Looks so shiny and new.

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Yes I did that on medium. Thanks for all those tips. I havent adjust the scraper bar, I left it as it was by the dealer, I just reseated the back skid shoes because one was set higher than the other. I also paid attention if the floor was even.
If it is difficult to adjust all 4 skids then maybe you should just use the front side skids and raise the back ones to keep them as spares.

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