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Old 12-13-2011, 09:38 PM
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Snow plow shoes

Hello winter warriors.
I'm new to the plowing and just bought my first snow plow, used of coarse. It is a Fisher 7.5 HD. The guy didn't have the plow shoes for it and never used them.
So, do you use them???
I have contracts for some commercial parking lots and truck stops
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:39 PM
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i usually use them on all my commercial lots, really saves on salt usage.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:46 PM
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The only occasion that I have ever used them was when I helped out a neighbor and had to plow a few hundred feet of gravel driveway. Other than that, I never have. I don't understand why you would want to leave any snow behind on the lots anyway.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:53 PM
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:59 PM
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i usually use them on all my commercial lots, really saves on salt usage.
I got to ask if you run them hows that save on salt usage

Shoes only good for gravel its a waste of money to run them hard surface
With them on the plow doesnt do clean job
But maybe my thinking is wrong
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:11 PM
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Even in gravel they suck. They still dig in. You gotta feather the up/down on the plow to skim the surface. A lot of guys run a piece of metal coping along the cutting edge if doing tons of gravel areas.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:57 AM
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Been using them for 37 years.It's all about keeping a fine adjustment on the washers.It will definitely prolong edge life and is easier on your plow.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:30 PM
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Tuney,
On flat pavement what is the distance between your blade and pavement?
1 washer 2,3,4,5,?????
Do you run a full trip or edge trip on your plow?
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:47 PM
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Been using them for 37 years.It's all about keeping a fine adjustment on the washers.It will definitely prolong edge life and is easier on your plow.
Yes might prolong it but once the cutting edge wears out you have a price for edge and new shoes
To me with shoes on doesnt clean as good as running no shoes
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:52 PM
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Never had shoes on a plow and my experience the thicker the blade like a worn out fisher or a thick poly edge does a horrible job of scraping
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:27 PM
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I'm fairly certain I've completely forgotten how to even install mine
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:29 PM
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I use a set for gravel drives, people in my area hate having gravel moved. Since my shoes only come flush with my blade i have a piece of 3/4 plate welded to them to lift it off the gravel also as a plus the plate is cheaper than new shoes.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:48 PM
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I don't use them.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:11 PM
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They make great door stops. Or a paper weights, or even book ends.

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:53 PM
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Tuney,
On flat pavement what is the distance between your blade and pavement?
1 washer 2,3,4,5,?????
Do you run a full trip or edge trip on your plow?
NO washers here--hair gap,maybe. Proving nay sayers wrong 1 shoe at a time.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:58 PM
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Yes might prolong it but once the cutting edge wears out you have a price for edge and new shoes
To me with shoes on doesnt clean as good as running no shoes
10 years on original cutting edge on my 9-2 Boss says different.My lots are just as black as the next guy without shoes. Have proved this many times.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:44 AM
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i usually use them on all my commercial lots, really saves on salt usage.
I assume that you meant that you usually DON'T use shoes?
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:34 AM
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I use them on a couple gravel drives only.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:28 AM
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I just invested in a new truck and having a Fisher XLS installed tuesday. I hope to be plowing local roads. A pair of shoes are $160 which is not much considering I'm almost spend 6 grand for a plow. Would apreciate any input!
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:46 PM
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I just invested in a new truck and having a Fisher XLS installed tuesday. I hope to be plowing local roads. A pair of shoes are $160 which is not much considering I'm almost spend 6 grand for a plow. Would apreciate any input!
Will the town mind having 1/2" or so of snow on all the roads you plow? Plowing pavement = no shoes.
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