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Skid shoes on a 421

Any suggestions on some cheap skid shoes for my 421? I've been looking online a bit, and I see some less expensive alternatives with the same hole spacing, but the other dimensions were different. I'm not sure how much difference it makes.
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They don't qualify as cheap but they are well worth the money. Double sided and nice thick metal. They are what I'm using on my Troy. Ariens P/N 72101100

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Ariens Steel Skid Shoes for Ariens Snow Blowers (2-Pack)-72101100 - The Home Depot
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You might also take a look at Bob Sayre's web site Snow Blower Skids ľ The Strongest Skids on the Planet!
Bob makes skids that will fit almost anything.
The biggest variable is your available bolt spacing.
Measure up what your center to center dimension is and take a look at what Bob has available.
If in doubt, email him and ask any questions you might have. Providing pics is always a big help to him. Chances are he can supply skids for your machine.
I guarantee you they are better than OEM skids.....no contest.

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I have armor skids on two of my toro 521's and the 826 and would never go back to cheap or stock skids

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1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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And now a word from one of our supporters.
I didn't post these before because you mentioned cheap. These aren't cheap they are very good quality skids and have very good reviews from members who have bought them. The ones on top in the photo are cheap and can be had at big box stores.
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The armor skids look really good, a little more than I wanted to spend though. I ordered some aftermarket replacement shoes for $20.
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The armor skids look really good, a little more than I wanted to spend though. I ordered some aftermarket replacement shoes for $20.
those will get you through the winter, start putting some money in your piggy bank for some armor skids

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As long as it lasts the winter. I was hoping to have a new machine for this year, but couldn't afford it.
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I made my own out of angle iron. $7 for a 3 ft piece of angle iron. Enough for 3 sets + a spare.

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