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post #1 of 25 Old 12-07-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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FWIW - Poly Roller Skids

Just put these on 3 of my blowers with worn steel skids, as I got them for 20.00 a pair ….

I used a machine with them on this last storm and am totally satisfied, as they worked just great.



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Is it easier to "slide" (or push and pull) the machine around with these?
I'm always concerned that these plastic skids will wear out too quickly...

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Yes, they move around great and no rust marks anywhere, just pay attention in setting them once the stick is under the scraper bar, as the wheel then touches the ground , but keep the skid section parallel, i.e., even with the ground. … only time will tell on there wear characteristics, but they appear to be a well made hard poly, we shall see, but at 20.00 a pair, well worth it.
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What are the other parts in the picture?… (some kind of u-joints, washers, etc…) do they come with the poly rollers?...

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…. no, those are universal joints that I purchased at the same time as the skids for a chute rod extension/relocation on one of my restores. Just happened to be in the photo of the skids ….
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Here is the cool install video:

https://d1y6jrbzotnyjg.cloudfront.ne...2XWKZ35EOVO4XA

Not sure why they used a deep socket in the removal. Seems to be struggling a bit, oh well got the job done.

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@Zavie,

Nice video, and should be required viewing for anyone purchasing a snow blower.

They mention a 16th off the ground on the scraper, … I actually like a 1/8 or slightly better, as most blacktop surfaces are not really level.
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Good vid and info, saw the replacement ones at my local authorised dealer today for about $34.00.
Like the ones in Amazon as described!!!Mucho Thanks.

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They work great for me, starting my 3rd year with a set of them. Use them on my driveway that is not level because it's on a hillside and the driveway surface is an epoxy sealed river rock, they work well with no problems. They have no trouble with the EOD plow pile on the asphalt street surface either.
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