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Good to hear

Welcome.

I among others have bought a set to try out one the Searsasaurus. Now if we can just get something to try them out on.
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post #3 of 35 Old 12-20-2011, 03:12 PM
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Do we all get a discount? (joke)

I wish he would cast those out of hard plastic for some of us guys.
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Welcome to our forum; we're glad to have you as a vendor here!

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Hello Everyone,
I found this site, and am excited to be able to be a part of it. if anybody has any questions just let me know. Just this week we added several additional sizes to the ARMORskids Line: 1" slot spacing, 2.25", 4.25", and a huge 9" slot spacing (3 slots 4.5" apart). We're excited over this new large size, it's designed for some of the really large self-propelled snowblowers and tractor-mounted snowblowers that are out there. If you need a size that isn't listed, let me know. All my skids are made in the U.S.A. with American Steel.

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post #6 of 35 Old 12-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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Welcome to this forum

Dear Bob,

I do like your product very much, but I have a paver driveway. Hence I prefer non abrasive skids.

In a perfect world, since your general design is perfect, one could simply take one (or two if L&R) of your metal shoes as a pattern and simply cast it in a hard non abrasive plastic like nylon? I'm not a plastics engineer but some sports cars have sway bar bushings cast out of phenolic resin which are extremely tough.

See -http://www.phenolicresin.net/

I read that phenolic resin is easily machined so for small runs one could simply chuck a resin block in a CNC mill and come back later and have a skid made. I read that phenolic resin can be brittle. Perhaps not best material for cold weather applications?

Someone in the plastics industry may want to make small changes so the product might cast better. And I don't know about per item cost and minimum quantity.

In an imperfect world someone might do that to you. I would consider that dishonest, but I could see why someone might want a product like that for their own use.

Someone somewhere would know what to make them out of and do it inexpensively. In the mining industry we were able to line chutes with plastic sheets to protect steel from abrasive material.

I volunteer to test market, (smile)

It is possible that a plastic skid might cost less, weigh less, wear better and be non abrasive.

And I wish you all the luck in the world. Welcome to this forum. And if my idea does not work out for any reason, thank you anyway for listening.

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post #7 of 35 Old 12-23-2011, 12:48 PM
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I ordered a set for my Ariens, plan on another set for my Craftsman as well... Good product!!
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Hi,
Thanks for the comments! I'm working on a non-abrasive skid, but it won't be for this season. Next season we should have something. Thanks!
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Well Bob,

At the rate we are being inundated with good weather next year for the non-abrasive skids will be just fine.

I don't know how much rain Pittsburgh had this December, but had it been a little cooler me might have had record snows.

I will look forward to your product announcement, need any beta testers?

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Well I am banking on SOME Snow... I ordered a set... IF and when a non-abrasive comes out I will worry about it then
They should be in Monday MAYBE Saturday if I am lucky...
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