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post #1 of 27 Old 02-18-2016, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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New design of Skids

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.

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The fit and finish is awesome on Bob's product. The A2D - attention to detail is consistent, even with his spacers !
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very nice skids ! now i have ask.....how did you manage to get that pic of the snow sliding off the roof !!!

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Nice new skid shoes! That narrow end looks like it will cut right threw the plow pile without riding up. Good luck with them.

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I think you'll like that new design. I've been using them for most of the season and while I have yet to put them to the "heavy duty" drift test, they have shown a lot of promise on the drifted, packed, snow that I have used them on.

Time to gather a little more data. I have to go out and do a light drift cleanup in a few minutes, before the temp rises and the rain starts.
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Interesting to see the dual tip design. What's the thought process/strategy on which direction to install?

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very nice skids ! now i have ask.....how did you manage to get that pic of the snow sliding off the roof !!!
I was out talking to the neighbor when we heard the slide starting it moves quite slow so I snapped a few pictures and waited till the other side finished then the hard work started, till I had enough room for the Toro. Had to brake out the shovel for a bit and it was hard work.

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I've only used mine once, with the narrow tip end.
The bottoms of mine are lined with poly though.

With the poly lined bottom on the garage floor, I can effortlessly slide the bucket left and right with ease.

I don't know how much the poly plays on surface tension ontop of snow vesus no poly and the weight just eating into it, but when attacking the EOD, mine did ride up here and there and I had to take a couple of reverse-forward passes to munch all the way down.
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Interesting to see the dual tip design. What's the thought process/strategy on which direction to install?
If you were generally dealing with areas where drifting isn't an issue then you could mount the wide profile forward, but I think either way would work.

If drifts are something you expect in your future, which is my case, the narrow end should be mounted forward in order to cut into drifts.

Here they are mounted thin end forward. The profile looks a little dirty because I picked up some dirt "edge jumping" the side of our driveway.

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Knu -

I spy SS hardware on your shoes.
How long have you had them on...

I have seem (more often than I would prefer) what happens when SS galls on steel, aluminum and it's not fun. Debated on swapping hardware to SS but decided not to, bearing my experience in seeing what happens when ss galls.

Worst thing I would want is to loosen the nuts one day, only to find the SS bolt seized onto the bucket

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