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Plow Guides

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by MarkEagleUSA, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I know plow guides are probably the last thing to worry about but until the snow flies around here I guess I'm getting bored. ;)

    I currently have the Western flag style bolted on because of the "cool" factor. However, those damn flags get distracting rolling down the road.

    I also have a pair of the older "cable" style but it seems like they are prone to bending and not remaining upright. It doesn't look like they'll stand up to much abuse.

    Recently purchased the newer 24"x3/4" poly guides with the reflective tape at the top. These seem to be the best overall choice but I'm wondering about how durable they are as I've seen several of this style rip at the metal bracket.

    What is everyone's preference? :help:
     
  2. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    plow markers

    http://www.kwikwire.com/plowmarkers.html

    I have a set on my wideout since 09/10 season no problems prolly not a good idea for the person who has employees who drives there plow trucks. However as the owner and driver who takes care of the equipment he owns and drives the plow markers will last, you can wire them into your parking lamps or your turn / hazard signals or even an LED flasher
     
  3. international73

    international73 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    i just used a torch to melt out the old western flag that broke, then just stuck a piece of 1/2 white pex line and sprayed it orange!
     
  4. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I have had the poly ones since new (05) on my ultramount and they seem fine. I would definetly get then again.
     
  5. Pinky Demon

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

    DO WANT!!!

    Thanks so much for posting that up, you make me happy in pants. BTW, how are those holding up when the blade trips forward and those smack the ground?
     
  6. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I cant answer that as my blade is tighter than the normal settings it can trip forward but doesnt and I drive my own trip and take care of it and dont have employee's abusing my equipment . The plow guide markers are some what stiff yet a little flexible I would not get a set if you smacking shrubs , bushes or one of those drivers who wants to stack snow 20 ft high with a pickup
     
  7. Pinky Demon

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

    It looks nice but my concern is something happening to the LEDs in the event that the blade trips all the way forward and smacks the ground.

    Are the markers ever fatiguing to your eyes after plowing for a while? Got any pictures of your blade with them on?
     
  8. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Well PK The best I can say about blade triping forward and the guides smacking the ground is I Dont Know. I can say that after a season of the Wideout wings slamming in and out as they do when, Every LED still works as if from day one. I have plowed 16 hrs straight and I found that Fatigue did not play a role at all.

    KW8.jpg
     
  9. tjslider

    tjslider Member
    Messages: 42

    First time I have ever seen something like that.

    Gotta get me a set!
     
  10. Pinky Demon

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

    Nice! Now I got to buy some!
     
  11. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    haha isnt this something, Ive made about twenty sets of these over the past few years for a few buddies of mine. I actually have them on my plow too and they do not fatigue your eyes at all. There quite awesome to plow with too. If someone wants a set PM me
     
  12. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Mxrider.. how much? Tried to pm ya but I guess my phone wontlet me..
     
  13. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    just what you need
     
  14. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    2xstroked ...... go to bed.... you have work in the am..... safety first, more concerned about other raatards not seeing my blade..
     
  15. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    How much is the question everyone is going to have for you. That and they want a picture of them too....
     
  16. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    Im right around the same price as theres. But the ones i build still have the reflective strip on them too.

    Im at $75 for a set. I have a picture of one lit up but im not sure how to post pictures.

    My email is compes2@yahoo.com, email me and i can send you a picture
     
  17. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Youv got mail
     
  18. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    All replied too
     
  19. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    How tall are they?
     
  20. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    24" is the length