Not sure if anyone else is saddled with frequent snow blowing in the winter, but instead of getting cars running, I'm trying an upgrade on my snow blower.
My 48" Kubota had a hydraulic linkage set up so once you lowered the blower, it would float. I ran that 7 or 8 years and skids/scrapers never wore out. The new to me 60" is really heavy and I was part way through the winter before I realized the loader style hydraulics have a detent for float. But, even that float feature put lots of pressure on the skids. So I'm making my own mechanical float feature (simple). Basically slotting the cylinder mount to let the blower float over bumps.
Stick welding practice, one side almost done. Definitely need some grinder clean up. I was fortunate to have bought a box of cutters from a retiring machinist which included a 6" long 1/2" end mill for the bracket.