Join Date: Mar 2017
Thank you Town! Your comment makes me feel better, for sure.
Stepping back and having a close look at both sets of shoes, seeing the wear on the steel shoes ( only about 40% of both shoes showed wear) says that the steel was really biting against the concrete. Some of what I have learned is that resistance is the factor that will affect Autoturn the most. So, if the shoes are really biting into the surface, once it contacts a ridge/bump/hole etc....the Autoturn kicks in, and does what it is supposed to do. But, with a larger, smoother surface area on the ground using Poly Shoes, meaning less resistance, hopefully it will be a smoother ride.I know one fact, pushing my blower around on my concrete garage floor was much easier with the Poly Shoes, than the steel ones. One point I read on this forum ( sorry,can't remember who said it), which is a very good point, is that we will have to be more vigilant in checking the scraper bar clearance as the shoes wear down,therefore bringing the scraper bar closer to the surface.
Now....if I could just get one more good storm here in Saskatchewan, to try it out!
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2014 Ariens Deluxe 28 with 291 CC Engine
2011 John Deere JS36 Self Propelled Mower
Too many Craftsman Mechanic/Yard tools to mention