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Old 11-19-2008, 12:08 PM
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Skid Plates on ATV Plow

I was curious if anyone doesn't use skid plates on there plows. I just installed a 60 inch Moose plow and with the skids on it will leave about 1 inch of clearance from the ground. I was wondering how quickly it will wear out the wear bar on the plow if I didn't run the skids so it would plow down to the pavement and leave no snow. Anybody see any problems with taking them off or should I just lower the height of the skids to maybe 1/4 inch?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:25 PM
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I woudl take the skids off. if you have a steel wear bar it will last a few years. I took the skids off my atv plow and my truck plow.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:57 PM
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It won't hurt an asphalt drive way or concrete?
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:00 PM
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Same here never used skids on my ATV or truck plows
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:51 PM
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I never used them on my quad plow.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:08 PM
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I was curious if anyone doesn't use skid plates on there plows. I just installed a 60 inch Moose plow and with the skids on it will leave about 1 inch of clearance from the ground. I was wondering how quickly it will wear out the wear bar on the plow if I didn't run the skids so it would plow down to the pavement and leave no snow. Anybody see any problems with taking them off or should I just lower the height of the skids to maybe 1/4 inch?
put the poly bar on and never worry about it again, mine in 5 years without skids shows no wear at all.

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:59 PM
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Two only good options...

1. Take the skids off completly.
2. Adjust so the skids are level with the wear bar, that way they both wear at the same pase an helps make the wear bar last longer.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:28 PM
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2. Adjust so the skids are level with the wear bar, that way they both wear at the same pase an helps make the wear bar last longer.
I would have done this but for some reason my plow didn't come with them and it was supposed to. I haven't had that bad of wear on it though and I've had it since '00 and have done a lot more plowing than it's probably supposed to do
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:19 PM
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Has anyone ever plow sidewalks with an ATV or tractor? does the blade catch on the cracks or ruin the sidewalk? should I use skids when I plow sidewalks?
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:41 PM
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Has anyone ever plow sidewalks with an ATV or tractor? does the blade catch on the cracks or ruin the sidewalk? should I use skids when I plow sidewalks?
Just angle the blade to the side and don't run fast so that if you hit a raised piece of concrete it wont do too much damage.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:09 PM
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okay, thanks
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:33 PM
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i have skids on mine but they are level with the wear bar
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:10 PM
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I don't have skid shoes on mine, it just wont clean as good. I have plowed sidewalks no problem, if you hit anything the plow will just trip
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:59 AM
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Thanks guys! Skywagon where did you get your poly wear bar and what does it cost?
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:21 AM
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Turtle, her you go. http://www.rubbercal.com/Poly_Blades.html
Price is hinged on length and thickness, I have the 2.5 inch thick, they make 1-1.5-2- 2.5.

After years of plowing mine shows no wear at all and will not tear up driveways ect. The big highway plows in many states use this stuff and swear by it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:05 PM
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I use the shoes on mine, withe the cutting edge almost 1 1/2" off the ground.
Of course, almost all of my plowing is done on gravel. On any asphalt or concrete, I'll pull the shoes off completely. Thank god I have quick disconnects.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:37 AM
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I had the skids set up so the blade was on the ground. I wore out 2 wear bars (just the edges from angled plowing) in one season. I then installed a cutting edge off a road grader. It was brand new on one end. No signs of an wear now.
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