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blade trip with pro wings?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by DirtyJerzey, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    A buddy of mine brought up a good point today. How do the pro plus plows trip with the pro wings attached? He thought the way the rubber cutting edge was designed on that sharp angle that the rubber edge actually bends. We got to thinking and Ive got no clue. So how does it work?
     
  2. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I have hit some curbs with the pro plus wings that have made the blade trip forward, but most of the time the rubber gives or rides over the obstruction. I have never had any problem with damage to the wings.
     
  3. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I didnt mean the wings tripping, im wondering what the actual plow itself does. If i hit a man hole cover dead center of the plow the plow would trip, but how would it react with the wings on
     
  4. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    It just trips and keeps plowing. The wings don't come up off the ground and miss any snow, if that is what you mean.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    It would react the same the same way...wings on or off.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you lay the blade right over you can bend the wings. There is a post on her about bending their wings and we have a set in the shop are are completely bend. I think it happened when he was plowing a snow rain mix and 8" of accumulation. He laid the blade over and did not give it a chance to pop back up.