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Raftery Design Snow Thrower Skid Shoe (Pair)

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Innovative New Skid Shoe Design
Makes handling and maneuvering 2-stage snow blowers much easier

Fits Most 2-Stage Snow Blowers - Fully Adjustable Up and Down
Replaces any skid shoe with 2-3/4" or 3" bolt centers

Use #1270 Universal Adapter Brackets
To fit snow blowers w/ bolt centers other than 2-3/4" or 3"

Added Protection For Sensitive Surfaces
Won't scratch or mar pavement, concrete or pavers
No more rust stains on your garage floor

Longer Lasting
Nylon wheels won't wear down like metal skid shoes
30% glass-filled nylon for durability
Works in temperatures down to 30 degrees below zero
Hitch pins and axles are stainless steel for strength and NO rust



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  Model Number:1250
 Manufacturer:Raftery Design
 Weight:2.1 Lbs. (0.95 kilograms)
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  3 Questions
Q: I have a 42" JD blower for my LT180 tractor ... will i need the adapters for the roller skids?
by Mitch from New Jersey on September 23, 2013

A: Mitch - Roller Skids are not really designed for use on tractor mount snow blowers. Roller Skids should only be used on walk behind snow blowers.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: I have a Honda 1132 with 2.38" spacing, any for this model?
by VG from Massachusetts on March 09, 2013

A: You can use these, but you will need the adapters in order for them to fit. Below is the link to the adapters for the the Roller skids.

Roller Skids Adapters
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: Have a Simplicity #1691900

has holes drilled apart exactly 2 12" center to center to mount the skids.

I see the Rollar Skid unit fits 3"......
any alternatives to using these on my machine?

by Larry Drew from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2011

A: There is an MTD universal set of composite skid shoes you could use. The Roller Skids are also coming out with an adapter as well that is not yet available that will allow for the use of these shoes to fit just about any snow blower. If you could sit tight, these should be coming available towards August/September.

Thanks,

Snow Blowers Direct
by Joe, Product Expert

Raftery Design 1250 Reviews & Ratings
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Easy To Use (10)
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Freeze Up Easily And The... (1)
Nothing Signifcant (1)
Durability (6)
Expensive (3)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Michael C.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/4/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Superb Product
This product is awesome. I just installed and used these the first time today. I had 8" of snow and with these skids, my snow blower just glided along. And as I write this it is snowing like mad out so I will be using them again tomorrow. Some folks mentioned that they had issues with snow clogging the skid and thus jamming the rollers. The precaution I took against this is when I installed them a couple days before the storm, I sprayed the rollers good with WD-40. This seems to have been... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Nothing Signifcant
Michael Recommends This Raftery Design Product
Michael Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service, fast shipping."
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Dan
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
19
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Good!
I used them exactly three times in frigid heavy snow conditions. They did not hold up. To bad its a good idea but the durability is just not there.. I would NOT recommend them, period.
Pros: Looked Good But
Cons: Durability, Unreliable, Freeze Up Easily And They Will Not Hold Up
Dan Does Not Recommend This Product
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REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Froze And Turned Into Skid Plate
These suck. Right wheel froze and just drug along, now it's flat spotted and rolls like an egg. Useless now, so off they cam. One snow and done. Oh wait, I can get a $10 set of replacement wheels! Not a chance. Waste of $30
Cons: Durability, Expensive, Unreliable
Does Not Recommend This Product
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Stephen K.
Saint John, IN
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wish I'd Invented These
After replacing my driveway in '05, I had the contractor put what he called a "California Finish" on the concrete. Essentially, they dragged a broom across the surface to give it a lightly grooved finish. It looks very nice. However, here in Northwest Indiana, this finish is very rough on snow removal equipment. Plastic snow shovels are reduced to 2/3's their original size as the finish acts as a rasp on everything that comes into contact with it. This has been true with the skids... more
Pros: Features, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, High Quality
Cons: A Little Difficult To Install Not Much Room For Wrench Rotation
Stephen Recommends This Raftery Design Product
Stephen Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was very fast! They arrived in two days. In time for an upcoming storm. I thought I'd have to wait 4-5 days for delivery."
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Bill R
Canton, OH
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Better Way To Snow Blow
The innovative, new Roller-Skid snow blower skid shoe was originally developed simply to make snow blowing easier.

I found that the steel skids on my 2-stage snow thrower would constantly grab and pull my machine until I became exhausted trying to control it. I was also annoyed that the steel skids were scuffing up the concrete on both my driveway and the front walk.

After substituting a simple pair of wheels for the steel skids I found that they worked well, but that I missed the... more
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Bill R
Canton, OH
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Better Way To Snow Blow
The innovative, new Roller-Skid snow blower skid shoe was originally developed simply to make snow blowing easier.

I found that the steel skids on my 2-stage snow thrower would constantly grab and pull my machine until I became exhausted trying to control it. I was also annoyed that the steel skids were scuffing up the concrete on both my driveway and the front walk.

After substituting a simple pair of wheels for the steel skids I found that they worked well, but that I missed the... more
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Ron
Wentville, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Impressed- Could Have Been Great If Better Quality Wheels
I don't see how these are going to last very long. They are made out of plastic and the wheels will not hold up rolling over concrete, they will go flat after one or two uses. My fault for buying these but I thought I would give them a try since I only get 2-3 uses out of the metal shoes. It sure does get expensive to keep a snow blower going. I am going to fabricate my own brackets and buy wheels at the big box store for a couple bucks each and just change them out as needed, a lot less... more
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Chris
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fast Wearing Roller Wheel
The roller wheels wear very fast and end up with flat spots. The plastic skid also has a tendency to climb on top of the snow rather than keeping the auger housing close to the work surface. Going to remove them and replace with my own version of a pizza cutter wheel.
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Bob
Grove City, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/28/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Idea, But......
The roller skid is a great idea for replacing the skids on a snow thrower. The material that the housing and wheel is made of is a durable product and helped to keep the purchase cost down. As were many others though, I was concerned with the fact that the plastic wheels will wear quickly, but I came up with a fix that I think will solve that problem. Using a piece of 2" steel conduit, I cut two 1 5/8" wide "tires" which I then lightly hammered onto the wheels for a nice,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Durability
Bob Recommends This Raftery Design Product
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Jim M.
Bailey, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/27/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding!
These are fabulous! I have a very steep asphalt driveway (in the Rocky Mountains). Due to side slopes and slight undulations in the surface of the driveway, I was constantly wrestling with directional control. These rollers took all the struggle out of steering, and they significantly reduced friction which taxed the traction of my machine on the uphill pass. There is only one downside, and I say this tongue-in-cheek - I have to gear down the machine on the downhill pass, because that lack... more
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John H.
Dillsburg, RI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/18/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Roller Skid Snow Thrower Skid Shoe
I am having a real problem with the wheels jamming up with snow and ice and then they do not turn so they do not function very well. I am almost to the point where I am going to put the old skid shoes back on. I tried graphite lubricate and that helped a little but not much. The design seems poor and the housing for the wheel needs to be more open so snow and ice cannot jam the wheels up.
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