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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,

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by Joe, Product Expert

Raftery Design 1250 Reviews & Ratings
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Pros
Easy To Use (10)
Features (6)
Price (5)
High Quality (4)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Durability (6)
Unreliable (3)
Expensive (3)
A Little Difficult To In... (1)
Freeze Up Easily And The... (1)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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J
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Metal Is Better
I bought a set in 2014 with an added set of wheels. There is a problem with the design:
1. If the slush freezes, the wheels stop turning and wear out in an instant which happened during the first snow of the season in 2015.
2. The housing is not durable. After replacing the worn wheels, I noted that one housing was cracked, but the wheel still worked. After a glancing blow from a curb, the intact housing shattered. Fortunately, I still had a set of Oregon skids to return the machine to... more
J Does Not Recommend This Product
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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 Snow Blowers 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 Snow Blowers 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 Snow Blowers 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 Snow Blowers 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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Jesse Smullin
Ogden, UT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/15/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Alternative To Skid Plates
I purchased the roller skid shoes to replace the worn out metal skids I have kept replacing about every other year for 18 years now. I keep checking the rollers in the skids to see how they are wearing and after three huge snow storms in Utah these shoes have done a very nice job. Pros: They roll easily on the sidewalks and pavement navigating uneven surfaces just fine. In fresh snow they work very well and are easily adjusted. So far they seem to be very reliable. The wider foot-print they... more
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Art W.
Medford, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/6/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Design
A great design makes maneuverability easier on my new blacktop driveway and circular drive- the design is great.

I would have preferred this in a metal frame rather than high density plastic-I actually started to crush the nut into the plastic
outer frame. I think making this in would be better, but I still am happy with the purchase of these.

I think a disclosure of the material is in order.

SBD RESPONDS: If you look at the Features for this item, the last section says
"Longer... more
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Dave
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Roller Skids
Looks like a great idea, but I was disappointed after first time use. I just had a concrete driveway installed last summer and thought these would work great on it. They did for maybe 1 hour. Both sides developed flat spots, not sure if it was from ice or anti-skid from plow truck at the end of drive. Either way should last longer than 1-2 hours. Now with the flat spots they will wear down prematurely. The wheels needs to be made out of a harder more durable material.
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