Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
How to make your own poly skid shoes
I did not do this but expect to.
Once the warm weather comes, or sooner, I plan to make 3 sets of skid shoes. Try them all out, see which ones work the best.
I live in an average residential development in Central NJ, 50 yrs old, 50'? 75'? wide lots by 75'? 100'? deep with 30'-40'? long, 1 or 2 car wide driveways and concrete sidewalks where some are lifting. The latter is my problem, the lips of the lifting sidewalks knock the snowblower and me.
I plan to make one with rollerblade wheels by cutting off the bottom of a skid shoe and bolting the wheel through the side using a carriage bolt.
Another with a longer bottom piece of steel like those speed skates. I'm going to weld it to the bottom of an existing skid plate with a slight bend in the front.
The third will be made from 1/2" thick polyethylene cutting board. I plan to cut a rectangular piece, 6" long and 4" high, bolted sideways to a skid shoe. The skid shoe will act as support, a backing plate, for the polyethylene. I will cut out the bottom of the metal skid shoe and cut two grooves in the polyethylene to allow for up and down adjustment for wear.
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Last edited by JLawrence08648; 02-14-2018 at 10:33 PM.