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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stefan Industrial roller wheels for a Cub Track Drive HD Snow Blower.
You can put a set of ARMORskids Model # ASC3575 skids on a Cub Cadet. The front slot will take a stainless steel 5/16 inch x 3 inch long hex bolt with a smooth section to use as an axle. See that Stop Nut with the nylon insert in the picture? The wheels unbolt and the holes are 3/8" ID.
"Drill" or ream out a 3/8" OD piece of straightened copper tubing to 5/16th inch. A few washers and such and you have rollers mounted to the inside of a 3X blower housing. On the outside are the blue poly skids (optional) and the stated Armorskids. Bolt it all together with a jam nut, fender washers, and a stop nut; and you can move your snow blower around just like a wheelbarrow.
On a paved driveway, you don't have to worry about balancing a wheeled blower, wearing out the poly skids, or digging into gravel or a lawn with a track drive like I have if it tilts a bit.
These wheels make your blower look industrial strength and super macho. They even adjust up and down in the Armor skid slots slightly on a track drive HD. Home Depot carries or can order, the entire list of parts you need. No holes are drilled into the blower! Make the copper sleeve bearing and it is a total bolt on from there.
Your blower? I don't know how the holes will line up on your version of the Armorskids and if the steel wheels will be out of the way of the turning augers. My Cub (MTD) 3X with these wheels were not even that close. See for yourself. Don't forget some Bostick NeverSeez on the axles.
You might have to buy the longest skids you can get so they stick out in front on other blower models. Armorskids might make you a pair that stick out a bit more in a pinch.
The total cost for the new skids and two steel wheels was just under $60.
Thank you HD for carrying quarter inch thick plate and ski shaped ArmorSkids.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FixMakeBreak Very good for the price!
These casters are the best bang for the buck for making heavy duty mobile bases and dollies. There are better casters available, but if you want top of the line quality, they will be minimum 10x the cost. I would recommend using them at 1/2 their rating due to them not having ball bearing axles and low quality swivels bearings. They will definitely hold 300 lbs each, but rolling a fully loaded 1200lb welding table on four of these casters will not be fun. They are difficult to start rolling and don't like turning, so it may be a two man job. Adding grease really helps a lot. A 600lb welding table on four of these casters is easy to move.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilrabbit Cheap, Tough Casters
I used four of these for my lumber cart. My cart, loosely based on a "WOOD" magazine plan, is seven feet by 18" and when fully loaded may weigh over 1000 pounds, so I needed wheels that would not deform. To maximize shop space, I need to tuck the cart into an awkward corner. These casters are up to the task. After a year they are NOT causing any damage to the concrete floor.
August 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MICHAEL GREAT WHEELS
I USED MINE TO STAND UP MY 4 BY 8 TRAILER ON THE END SO I COULD SAVE SPACE.. WORK LIKE A DREAM .. CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS CASTER WHEELS .. WILL BE BUYING MORE SOON ...
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ClinchMt just what I needed
I had looked all over the net for steel wheel casters with the holes in the wheel. Making a coffee table out of 2 walnut slabs, so needed something that could carry the weight of the 2" slabs. These were a decent price, better than anywhere else. Would've like to have been able to get these with brakes for 2 of the wheels, but . . .
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KKelly Very heavy and durable
These are extremely heavy casters, and the steel is solid and durable. I used bolts to put them on some heavy wooden cabinets and they handle the load with ease.
October 2, 2014