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post #11 of 27 Old 02-19-2016, 08:14 AM
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I spy SS hardware on your shoes.
How long have you had them on...
MD, probably about a month, actually only the nuts are SS, the bolts I just happened to have around and are a different material.

I took the stock bolts to Mid States, a large local fastener Co., only to find that they closed early for some reason. I was looking for similar to stock or something "comparable." I noticed that Ariens uses a certain type of bolt, material-wise, and thought that there might be a reason for it.

I didn't know that about SS, thanks for the heads up!
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I noticed on some older and some other newer snowblowers here and there skids that don't mount to the sides. They mount on the back of the bucket. I would think skids on the rear would keep the sides AND the scraper as cutting edges and the skids wouldn't have anything to ride up on since they would never hit an area that didn't have snow removed already.
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Received my new set of ARMORskids this afternoon, they are great it looks like the new design is going to be a winner for sure. With two different tips on each skid. I can see where these will work really really well with the EOD snow as machine will not want to ride up. As well in my case where the heavy snow comes of the garage roof and lands on my deck. A very well built product, and super happy that Bob has redsigned his Skids to what is a far better product.


This is my heavy snow that comes off my garage roof on the other side on my deck.
You have some big sugar cubes. oot there in Canada.

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Heavy ones for sure, lots of water content in this snow.

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Just a update, have the new skids on now for over 1 year and I am still super happy the odd time they want to ride up but 99% of the time they are great.

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Just a update, have the new skids on now for over 1 year and I am still super happy the odd time they want to ride up but 99% of the time they are great.
I am not surprised to hear that you are still happy with the skids.
Have you noticed much wear on them (if any)?

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I am not surprised to hear that you are still happy with the skids.
Have you noticed much wear on them (if any)?
I have them on my 32" snapper for three years with no sign of wear to date.
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No sign of wear other some of the powder coat is off on the bottom of the skid but that is expected after 15 to 18 hrs of use.

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Looked my Toro over yesterday and going into my 3rd winter and skids are like new. I am super pleased how they are holding up.

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I honestly don't remember how long I've had mine but it's been a while and they are the older design. I noticed last year the clearance between the scraper bar and the concrete was getting a little close so I may have to adjust them this year for the first time since I put them on, so ya they are holding up well.


When I purchase mine he still had the older website. Does anyone know when he updated his site, might give a clue to how long I've had mine

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