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Pictures of my newly repaired skid shoes for my blower


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Posted December 11, 2011 - 07:10 PM

nice job, if didnt know you made them i would have thought they were factory!
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Posted December 12, 2011 - 02:10 AM

Nice Fab work...looks like some serious fun to me...
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Posted December 13, 2011 - 08:34 AM

You guy amaze me at the thing you do. Nice Job.
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 03:36 PM

As was said, welded over with "hard surface" rods, and you'd likely never wear them out again. But this will last for years as-is anyway. Good looking repair!
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 09:53 PM

As was said, welded over with "hard surface" rods, and you'd likely never wear them out again. But this will last for years as-is anyway. Good looking repair!


Thanks!
I will do that sometime before next season. I am fairly sure they wont wear out this year, only been used three times so far.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:12 PM

A very nice job on those skids, should last a few years, it not you can experiment with something else that strikes your fancy.
What nice about all this is having a few sticks of scrap metal around to play with and a welder and know how to use it.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:52 PM

They look real good, Greg! Now baby has new shoes!!
Mike

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Wouldn't having the surface of the shoes coated with a case harden material which has to be applied by a welding method. If I am thinking of the right product it is what is used on real heavy duty machines teeth & etc., seems like that type of material last forever and takes a beating.

Dick

Edited by JRJ, December 22, 2012 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted December 22, 2012 - 11:26 AM

It is extremely durable. We used it on curb guards for the city trucks. The steel curb guards lasted a long time when coated and when not coated maybe 2 storms was all. The only downfall to it is you can't grind it or cut it very well once it is there.


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