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Old 12-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #31
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Polycarbinate shoes will mark the concrete less but because of the abrasiveness of the concrete they will wear out very quickly. They're much better for asphalt driveways that mark even easier but are less abrasive.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #32
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anyone have any info on this question I asked?


what about the skid shoes? Troybilts all come with metal ones, is it worth it to put a polycarbinate shoe on? do they scratch concrete when they are metal?
Just when I though the thread had drifted from work to play, somebody has to chime in and bring it back on topic. Sheesh!
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #33
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Just when I though the thread had drifted from work to play, somebody has to chime in and bring it back on topic. Sheesh!
With a snow blower, I can cut right through those drifts and get us back on track!
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well I gave in and bought the 208cc troy bilt, looked around not much else in my area that had specs similar to it, all I could come across was troy-bilt, husqvarna, craftsman, and cub cadet... now the wait for a snow large enough to test it out... ironically when I got it we had a snow storm right when I was loading it in the truck *lol* just didn't stick due to it being in the 60's for the past couple weeks...
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I just get my wife to do it.
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I just get my wife to do it.
what? no excuse to use a big power toy?
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The nice thing about Troybilt and Cub-Cadet are part's. Parts are cheap and the machines are easy to work on.
Something that you may wish to do is this,I removed the skid shoes and cutting edge and took them to my local fab shop and had them made out of 3/16" steel. Put your OEM ones on the wall and enjoy. I am on season 8 with no breakdowns
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The nice thing about Troybilt and Cub-Cadet are part's. Parts are cheap and the machines are easy to work on.
Something that you may wish to do is this,I removed the skid shoes and cutting edge and took them to my local fab shop and had them made out of 3/16" steel. Put your OEM ones on the wall and enjoy. I am on season 8 with no breakdowns
the OEM shoes and edges wear out fast?
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the OEM shoes and edges wear out fast?
You'll see a season or two out of them,they are designed to wear.
If they weren't you would be replacing the bucket or side walls.
They are an item that you must adjust properly and watch.
For what they want for OEM skids and cutting edge,it was cheaper to make my own.
Ones that would last and stiffen the bucket.

I do A LOT of snow
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You'll see a season or two out of them,they are designed to wear.
If they weren't you would be replacing the bucket or side walls.
They are an item that you must adjust properly and watch.
For what they want for OEM skids and cutting edge,it was cheaper to make my own.
Ones that would last and stiffen the bucket.

I do A LOT of snow
Good to know, thanks
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I bought a Ariens 24 with Subaru engine last year and it will handle everything you can put at it. Ariens has a Traction Control With Fingertip Remote Lockout option that is very cool. No idea if its worth it or not.

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