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Can you still "rooster-tail" with wings?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Grn Mtn, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I really don't want to get an EZ-Vee this year so I was thinking of getting the wings you bolt on. But when clearing a parking lot with the blade angled will the snow still pile off? How are they when pushing piles back?
    Thanks in advance for the helpful input...
     
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The idea of wings is to keep trailers down and keep more snow gathered in front of the plow. It will toss snow but you have trade off's. More Resistance from the leading edge of the plow and more gathering at the trailing edge.
    Most people take the wings off in this situation. As far as moving piles back: they are fragile, they are meant for keeping snow gathered together and pushing forward and stacking with more control.
    They are not bulldozer blades. And never ment to be a cure all, end all thing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2005
  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Actually If you leave say your left wing on and windrow your lot to the right it works out very well. Lets you take a bigger bite without spilling over your leading edge, and the right side is not restricted at all. For pushing piles back if its not frozen or wet concrete snow they will be fine, but as Micki stated they are not made for loader work. Oh and make sure the blade is straight for push back work allways ( wings or no wings), saves you possible damage to your plow.
    Todd
     
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Keep plenty of rubber edges.They last us about 1 maybe 2 storms[heavy use]
     
  5. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Toss the rubber and go with urethane, contact GarageKeeper he has em just for the wings
    Todd
     
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    These are great comments, I really appreciate the help.
     
  7. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Our wings never come off unless there is over 10" of snow to be pushed. No problem windrowing with wings on. Have only had 1 wing damaged, and that was from a driver hitting a raised center divider(18" tall) while driving between jobs.