Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zebra2 These worked extremely well for an older Craftsman 30" thrower; the original shoes are no longer available through Sears. They do wear quickly if you let them drag on bare asphalt, so if one is careful to tilt the machine back when moving across long stretches of dry pavement, they should last ( at the very least) one winter season with medium to heavy use on one side, then they can be flipped over to use the opposite slide surface for another season. Highly advise to check clearances before using (after they have worn a little) to make sure you're not wearing down the blade of the thrower prematurely, or causing any snags on hidden objects. Takes minutes to install;fits most machines with a two-bolt shoe attachment at the bottom of the blower housing. . Make sure the hardware is snug (don't over-tighten) and doesn't move when the blower housing is in contact with the ground. Have used these for three seasons (about two sets) in a semi-commercial environment; will use again in the future.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mainer Problem solver
These replacement skids for a snowblower are made to fit most 2 stage snowblowersand come with the hardware to do the job. They actually are easy to install, and when installed the snowblower is easier to control and less likely to dig in to soft or uneven surfaces.
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DAinBoston Think outside the box
Fits all products are not always the best solution. Two storms after installation one of the slotted washers fell off and both shoes had pivoted up in the front. I removed the shoes and drilled 5/16 inch holes through the back of the plastic using the original steel shoes as a template and reinstalled.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smo77 Good for what you get, but pricey
I bought these skid shoes for my 2011 Ariens 24" Delux Snow Blower. The installation was fairly easy, but not totally obvious either. The holes provided on the skid shoes don't line up with the holes on the housing perfectly, as a result, one of the bolts doesn't protrude through the skid shoe as far as I would like it to. However, it is fastened on tightly with the available hardware that is provided by Arnold.
Overall, they allowed me to more easily maneuver my Ariens compared to when I had the steel shoes installed. I can't speak to their longevity as of yet since I just put them on my snow blower 2 weeks ago, and we've only had 1 storm since then.
In my opinion, they are over priced, but they do perform as expected so far.
February 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowblowcrazy Recommended product.
Worked great, did not leave marks or lines on the driveway. Slides with no hangups, could be a little bit more rigid, but still gets the job done. Fits the machine with no problems.
February 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Graybeard They work nicely
I bought these to replace the stock skids on my old snow blower a couple of years ago and they performed well. They didn't fit perfectly but well enough. I clear several lots on our block when we get heavy snow because I'm the only one in the neighborhood with a machine up to the task. Several of our neighbor's sidewalks have bumps that used to halt my snow blower's stock skid shoes but these just glide over them. I hesitated initially because of the price but they were worth it.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freddie Universal FIt is True
I installed the slide shoe set on my 16 year old 26" 2 stage MTD Snow Thrower. Mounting was simple, however, do not tighten them all the way down until you check the ground clearance. These long polymer slide shoes are much nicer than the original short metal slide shoes and my short set of polymer slide shoes. The new slide shoe set makes my snow thrower much more stable. They are a very good value.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MIKE WORKED WELL
FIT EASILY ON MY SNOW BLOWER AND IT WAS REASONABLY PRICED. THIS PRODUCT WOULD WORK ON MOST ANY SNOW BLOWER.
December 7, 2011