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I parked the X748 and noticed a build up of snow on the driver side. I gave the auger a spin after cleaning out the ice, suspecting a shear pin has sheared. It came to an abrubt stop. I didnt see anything in the way. Another spin and I saw that the skid shoe was hitting it.
This is how it came from the dealer. A review of my Owners Manual revealed that they posistioned the screws in the "A" position.
Pictures show the sheared pin and the interference.
I should have noticed that I was leaving piles of snow. The picture shows snow left by the driver side auger.
I changed the screws to the "B" position.
Now the manual warns you to mount the skids on the inside for position A and B and on the outside for C and D. This seems backwards. As the higher the shoes are the more likely it is they will hit the auger. Any thoughts?
And yes I know this would not happen with the plow blade.:thanku:
 

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Holy crap!!! Those are supposed to be on the outside!!!!!!!! They have the left one on the right and the right one on the left and on the inside instead of the outside!!!!
 

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I have to agree. The manual "Quick-Hitch Snowblower 47-Inch" Operation page 11 says
"Use position A or B with skid shoe mounted inside only"
Must be a typo.
 

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Lou, I just looked at a bunch of pics online of 47 blowers and some are mounted on the inside and some are on the outside so they should work on the inside must just need to be in the other position.
 

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I got my blower in the crate and assembeld it myself, and the the shoes
were on the inside.
I did move them to the outside, more for the protection fo the sides of
the housing than anything else.
The manual does say they can go inside as stated,but I believe this is
a misprint.
Never gave it a thought it could interfer with the auger.

Jim
 

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Mine did the same thing in the last snowstorm. I adjusted them and they are not hitting. But my question is..do you mount on the outside??
Just remove the bolts and swap them side to side,
readjust your scraper clearance and your done.

jim
 

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You mean the left to right and the right to left? Are they made specifically for each side? Dont understand..explain
The skids are L shaped and I think if the L doesn't point toward the outside of the blower case then they break pins?
 

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You mean the left to right and the right to left? Are they made specifically for each side? Dont understand..explain
When you take them off you will see that the mounting surface is
offset.
The inside right goes to outside left and vice versa.
Once you look at it, it will be clear.

Jim
 

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...I saw that the skid shoe was hitting it.
This is how it came from the dealer.
Lou, I know you must have paid a ton of money for that great machine. I hope you will speak to the dealer about this so that the next guy doesn't find the same issue....or worse.
 

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Based on MI GT experience with a crated blower and the instructions in the manual. My dealer assembled it by the book. I think the book is wrong and will move them to the outside where they can never hit the augers.
 

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Guy's. You CAN mount them on the inside if you like. The book is not wrong on this. I have no idea about a possible misprint of the bolt location though. The idea of mounting them on the inside of the blower on a 47 is so the skids are more likely to stay up on the concrete when cleaning the sidewalk which will usually be 48" wide(by modern standards anyway). Mine are mounted inside and have never hit the auger.:trink39:
 

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My blower actually came with them on the inside and worked fine,but I switched them to the outside plus bought plastic ones to save my drive way... Now blower and Decorative concrete are both protected the best possible.....And work great !
 
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