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Dr_Woof


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Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Original Message   Nov 25, 2012 11:39 am
My Honda 928 tracker has skid shoes mounted on the sides of the bucket housing, and also on the rear (near the outside)of the bucket. Why two different sets? Should I take off one set, or what? If so, which one? Any thoughts or experience from you folks out there?

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aa335


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Re: Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Reply #11   Mar 4, 2013 9:09 am
I took off the rear skids and now using only side plastic skids. They are gentler on the brick pavers.
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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
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Re: Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Reply #12   Mar 5, 2013 9:04 am
aa335 wrote:
I took off the rear skids and now using only side plastic skids. They are gentler on the brick pavers.


How much clearance do you have between the pavement and your scraper bar?  We have gotten 8" of snow since last night and a 5mm gap between concrete and scraper bar seems not optimal.  I will adjust it for 2mm gap.
aa335


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Re: Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Reply #13   Mar 5, 2013 2:17 pm
MN_Runner wrote:
How much clearance do you have between the pavement and your scraper bar?  We have gotten 8" of snow since last night and a 5mm gap between concrete and scraper bar seems not optimal.  I will adjust it for 2mm gap.

I usually have the scraper bar set between 2-4mm.   It is set at 1.72mm now.
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MN_Runner


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Re: Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Reply #14   Mar 5, 2013 4:26 pm
aa335 wrote:
I usually have the scraper bar set between 2-4mm.   It is set at 1.72mm now.


Thanks.  I have my scraper bar at  2mm. There is another reason why you have to drill the holes when using commerical grade skids.  If you use the exisiting threaded holes, you cannot achieve 2-4mmm gap between the concrete and scraper bar.  We got close to a foot today. How about you in Chicago?
aa335


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Re: Two kinds of skid shoes - Honda 928 - which to use?
Reply #15   Mar 5, 2013 9:17 pm
MN_Runner wrote:
Thanks.  I have my scraper bar at  2mm. There is another reason why you have to drill the holes when using commerical grade skids.  If you use the exisiting threaded holes, you cannot achieve 2-4mmm gap between the concrete and scraper bar.  We got close to a foot today. How about you in Chicago?

You're right, makes sense.  I never tried to put the commercial skids on those existing holes to be aware of that limitation.

I got about 7-8 inches of very heavy wet snow today.  I used the 2 stage most of the time, and the Toro SS on the cleanup around tight areas.  On the Honda 2 stage with the poly skids, it worked really well with the 1.7mm scraper bar clearance (thickness of a US quarter coin).  The poly ones probably won't last as long as the metal commercial skids, but guiding and turning the huge 32" wide bucket is significantly easier.  It works much better than any other set up I have in the past.

If anyone is interested in the poly skids, it's the Robalon skids,  it is available for many models.  I would recommend getting proper fender washers that would fit in the slotted holes of the skids.
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