The snowblower skid shoes control the height of the auger housing, which contains the augers and shave plate. When set at the correct height, the skid shoe prevents the augers and shave plate from scraping against the ground. Skid shoes wear down during snowblower use so check shave plate height regularly and adjust the skid shoes as shown in this repair guide/video to keep the shave plate ¼-inch high.
Each skid shoe is reversible, so when one side wears out, you can flip it over and use the other side. When both sides wear out, it’s time to replace them. Follow the steps in our How to replace a snowblower skid shoe repair guide/video to install new skid shoes.
Use this basic procedure to adjust skid shoes on these brands of snowblowers: