EGO snowblower skids

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Do single stage blowers like the ego not need skid shoes? It seems like the housing corners would get beat up by uneven driveway/sidewalk even though it looks like the ego has the replaceable plastic skid by the auger.
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Indeed the corners can get beat up easily.  I already scratched mine on the sidewalk....

But that is true for all snowblowers I think since skid shoes are just underneath and dont protect the front/side of the metal housing.
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I'm still waiting on some real videos before buying one.
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I believe the scraper is intended to function as the "skid". It's replaceable.
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Indeed it's replacement, but the front/side of the metal housing can easily get beat up by side walks...
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Sounds like EGO should make a revision for plastic skid shoes haha. I'm thinking about buying the 5.0ah package this weekend.
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Well every snow blowers even the ones with skid shoes is prone to damage to the front/side of the metal housing if I am not mistaken??  Even if the skid shoe is there you can easily damage the housing if you push the snowblower lets say at a 45 degre angle near a side walk.
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@Jim P - depending on the size of those skids, you might ruin your serpentine belt.  You'd have to bolt those on right through the belt compartment, anyway.
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I just bought one of these at Home Depot a bout a week ago and used it for the first time today.  Skids of some sort, even if optional, would be helpful.  I have some uneven pavement and when I hit that I am afraid I will end up breaking the scraper bar.
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I have leaf blower, snow blower, and lawn mower. Happy with all except for the problem you've identified. The American wing of this Chinese company prides itself on engineering. I hope that they recognize that the snow blower was not adequately tested on regular city sidewalks, and was rushed to market for this Winter. They need to issue a Fix for the problem, not wait for the consumer to list remedial action on this website !
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What about the possibility of a roller skid addition?  So far this is the only way I can see how you might be able to mount one. This would require 2 small holes on each side. (Warranty Issue Maybe???)

This design idea might actually work; but, might need an angled shoe in front of the roller bearing to help protect it from uneven ground. I got the Idea after watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG1giQ0heaY Best part is that you can adjust the height of the skid so you don't keep breaking them so fast and protecting the lower edges. Just a thought.

See if you have any design Ideas!


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Looks to me that these John Deere deck gauge wheel brackets might work well for you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHN-DEERE-STX38-YELLOW-DECK-GAUGE-WHEEL-ARMS-M91338-Set-of-2-/152390886954?...