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#1 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 07:23 AM

Hello to all GTTALKers.
My shoes are well worn and I do need to repair before the snow hits. Thought of just a piece of angle iron notched and bent then welded to what is left of the old shoe. But figured someone has "been there done that" before and was looking for suggestions, warnings, and or ideas.
Thanks in advance.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 09:20 AM

I haven't a blower, but that sounds like something I might do on my blade skids. Just to give a bit more wear surface.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 04:00 PM

I have never repaired snow shoes, but I would go with thick material to avoid having to repair them every year. I also have wondered about why they don't use some sort of tall narrow wheels instead of skids.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 10:48 AM

That is exactly what I used on my blower skids. Just be sure to give yourself a bit of a kick up in the back too or they may catch in reverse.....:confuse: Been there, had to fix that.
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 08:57 PM

If you repair the shoes then coat them with a hardface weld they will wear much slower.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 09:13 PM

If you repair the shoes then coat them with a hardface weld they will wear much slower.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Here is my after repair thread
http://gardentractor...y-blower-10469/
Have been in use for a few weeks now but I think I may do as you suggest next year, if nothing else that is a good excuse to practice welding.
Oh and I dont think I have said so yet so :welcometogttalk:

Edited by Michiganmobileman, January 22, 2012 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted January 22, 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't know how much of the original shoe you have left but if there is enough to hold a weld you could build upon that with a welder. Most welding buildup will be much harder than the original shoe material.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 09:52 PM

I don't know how much of the original shoe you have left but if there is enough to hold a weld you could build upon that with a welder. Most welding buildup will be much harder than the original shoe material.


Click here Bill for the full post http://gardentractor...y-blower-10469/
This is what I started with
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Check out SnowBlowerSkids for a possible replacement also. I have a set of them on my Ariens and love them, just ordered a second set to go on my Craftsman as well.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 03:57 PM

Michiganmobileman...You could add a strip of UHMW on your newly rebuilt shoes then replace the UHMW when it wears out.
You can get it from UNITED STATES PLASTICS (Lima Ohio), GRAINGERS and McMASTER/CARR, as well as some local places.

For those that may not know what UHMW is:
http://en.wikipedia....ht_polyethylene
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