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Are wings worth having?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fallcreek, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. fallcreek

    fallcreek Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 23

    I am thinking about getting some wings but for 3-400 are they worth it?
    8' poly straight blade
     
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    Anything that can increase Production is worth it......Increased Production = More Money...payup......:drinkup:
     
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    abso-bloody-lutely

    wait, what plow?
     
  4. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    If you have access to a welder, why not spend half as much and put Pro Wings on it?
     
  5. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    I use wings on my 7.5 they're a must have for me, however be careful if you're in TN, wet heavy snow will put a major load on your truck in terms of tranny and front end etc.
     
  6. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    are tbe wings western has for the pro plus are they worth it?
     
  7. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    if you charge by the hour then not so much but if you charge per push then you need them
     
  8. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    What brand?
     
  9. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    Boss..........:laughing:..:dizzy::dizzy:
     
  10. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Well, in that case, definitely worth having! I was looking more for the make of his plow though, smartass. :laughing:
     
  11. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985


    Thank You..:laughing:...He did say 8 Foot Poly..So i guess it could be Meyer, Western..Doe's Boss or Fisher Make an 8 Foot Poly?....
     
  12. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    You have a ploy blade? I wsa looking at wings and so far all the ones I have found say not recomended for poly blades, I guess it puts stress on the ploy and breaks it, I would like to know if there are any that are for apoly, or can they all be used?
     
  13. hightop

    hightop Member
    Messages: 47

    I was gonna say the same thing reading thru this thread, but you beat me to it. I don't think you can use them on poly plows either,
     
  14. fargosnowpro

    fargosnowpro Member
    Messages: 91


    yes. Yes. YES.

    I moved from a truck with a Blizzard 810 to a skidsteer with a 8' straight blade, chasing mowhawks from the wingless straight is a nightmare compared to running the 810 (granted the wings are more complex than a basic straight with fixed wings but I imagine the effects are similar). I will say that going 'back to basics' so to speak has improved my skill as a plower, I find myself planning my pushes more with a straight blade than the 810.
     
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    depends





    do you want to make money?

    or do you want to chase your tail while everyone around you makes money?


    your choice.

    25 to 30% productivity gain easy.

    for a couple hundred bucks, it's a slam dunk.
     
  16. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I added pro-wings to my blade after the first push this season and will never run a straight blade with out them.
     
  17. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    For heavy wet snow it would be extra hard on the plow and truck

    Clean up is excellent. My wings came in tonight hopefully i can get them on tomorrow
     
  18. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    You will only wonder why you didn't do it sooner.
     
  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    We had some pretty wet, heavy snow last month and I found myself running around exclusively in BucketBlade.
     
  20. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Put some pro wings on one of my straight blades. 8' Fisher MMI. Only modification I did is weld a piece of light tubing to the back and run it down to the rubber to support the rubber from bending back. Every set of pro wings I have seen around town are bend damn near straight. Anyway, makes a world of difference. I run an 8611 power plow and like already mentioned above I find myself in scoop mode ALOT. Also, I find the pro wings actually do a better job of cleaning the lot than my 8611. I think it's due to the fact that the rubber is squeegeeing the ground and my 8611 has 3 pieces of cutting edge trying to be on the same plane. Plus when you get out there 11' there are too many inconsistencies in the surface.