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On the old conventional plows, what is the difference between standard and pro?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Kentuckydiesel, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Kentuckydiesel

    Kentuckydiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I think I have identified an old plow as a western conventional plow but I can't tell if it's standard or pro grade. What will be the main differences between the two? Will a standard hold up to a fair amount of use? Thanks, phillip
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The differance is the amount of spring and amount of bolts where the quadrant meets the mold board. Pro will have 3 to 4 springs and 3 bolts at the pivot point and the standard will have 2 springs with 2 bolts at the pivot point.

    You can go to westerns site and still find parts diagrams and repair info for the old conventionals.
  3. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    pro plows also have a shock mounted on them
  4. 1978K20

    1978K20 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Old conventional ???

    I think my plow is an old conventional.

    Is there a "kit" available with everything needed to install a shock?
    I need the mounting brackets and everything.

  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    No, no kit available, you will have to fab you own mounting points for the shock.
  6. LD4850

    LD4850 Member
    Messages: 64

    I got my conv. pro about 20 yrs ago (used) and have been using it without a shock ever since. No problems other then what I consider normal wear & tear.
  7. 1978K20

    1978K20 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I'd like to dampen my rebound. Reduce the shock to my equipment.