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Make sense to install metal scraper bar to single stage

Does it make sense to install a light piece of metal over the plastic scraper edge in a single stage snowblower or do you think it may break the plastic? I understand the metal would probably have to be at the "level" as the plastic edge as not to change the height of the rubber auger.

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What "problem" are you trying to address by doing this ?
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I think it would be a waist of time as the plastic is made to wear down and a thin piece of metal would wear also. the scraper bar on my toro 3650 and 2450 are not flat so shaping a piece of metal to match might be a problem

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What "problem" are you trying to address by doing this ?
I figure the metal would wear slower than the plastic.

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I think adding rigidity would reduce stress on the plastic parts.The metal bar will be less friendly on surfaces, depending where you run it. You'll be giving up a little lubricity and could deter forward locomotion. It may even become an ice accumulator.
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