Wear skids

  1. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Looking for some kind of wear skid to put in the bottom on a large tray that gets shuttled up and down a field.

    Initial thoughts were Nylon, but open to suggestions.

    4x 1100mm lengths of 50x10 or 20mm

    Not sure where to look as I’ve not needed it previously, and my googlefoo is pap.

    Thanks
     
  2. Wildefalcon Member

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    Oak?
     
  3. Matchless

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    :whistle:yellow gas pipe, often abandoned by the roadside,:whistle:
     
  4. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    PE or HMPE
     
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  5. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    All the skids on any ag/forestry kit I have are made of mild steel, better as a bolt on ( replaceable) than welded.

    Bob
     
  6. Bullet2012

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    I thought this thread was going to be a warning about “going commando” :scared:
     
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  7. Migmac

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    Our sledges have steel runners. Easy to replace
     
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  8. tom2207 Member

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    how your holding them on , and onto what will play a big part in your options.
     
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  9. Ton-up

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    The tread title reminded me of this.....


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  10. Dcal

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    I heard he asked them at A&E if they could give him something for the pain but leave the swelling!
     
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  11. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    A great way to fix plastic is to use a fostner bit to create a counter bore and install the head of the fixings in that.
    When the fixings start to show it's time to replace the plastic.
     
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  12. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    @Wildefalcon Oak isn’t a bad shout to be honest, have a few bits kicking around too from other projects.

    @Matchless no gas works going on around here unfortunately.

    @8ob there are some stainless skids welded on underneath currently, but they’re getting bashed up, and because of how they’ve been welded removal isn’t easy. So the plan was to drill and tap the good material and lay something on top (under?) to increase life expectancy.

    @bogbushcricket :thumbup:

    @tom2207 drilling and tapping the existing stainless skids, then using some countersunk fasteners.

    @Dcal that’s the plan in a nutshell :thumbup:
     
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  13. Agrismith Member

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    If there steel skids already then what about hardox
    I doubt any form of plastic will last as it will get gouged to easily by stones
    Even plastic water pipe to mobile hen houses gets very scratched up just under its own weight bearing dragged around
     
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  14. Jay1st

    Jay1st AdeptusMechanicus wanna be.

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    If the original skids are steel you can use some special stick weld electrodes designed for wear pads with an abrasion resistant alloy.
    Usually they're around 60HRC, so very hard surface.
    I used to do that on skid steer buckets.

    For example you have the CASTOLIN 38 , or any hard facing electrodes.
     
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