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Hey guys, I have to rebuild the skids on my snowblower that I am rebuilding. One is worn through, the other is close to it. These are an odd bolt pattern with 3 bolts and a long skid. I can either bend up some nice thick skids and weld them to the old sides, or I was looking at those roller skids. It would not be too hard to make some using a pair of left over roller blade wheels. There is some pretty good weight on the blower, the wheels may help quite a bit. Any thoughts?

The concept is pretty easy to copy.
 

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IMO the rollerblades wheels would wear really fast. Also, I wonder if the bracket will not become full of snow which will form ice and block the wheels from turning.
 

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On a rough softish surface like a gravel driveway I don't think there would be much benefit to the wheel. It would sink in and you would end up riding on the bottom of the bracket. Same with heavy snow. It may work in certain conditions but the flat shoe type skid is simple and proven. It would be pretty easy to change them in and out to experiment though.
 
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