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Plow Shoes on V-Plows - how many of you use them?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Mark Klossner, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Mark Klossner

    Mark Klossner Sponsor
    Messages: 94

    Hi Everyone

    I have a question for you. How many of you with V-plows use plow shoes when you plow?
  2. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 981

    I got 3 Boss V's and own 0 sets of shoes.
  3. Koonta

    Koonta Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    took mine off, never used 'em
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I've always used mine.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The shoe makers kids have no shoes.
  6. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    I never use the shoes
  7. Pinky Demon

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

    From what I hear, a properly adjusted shoe can really save on blade wear.
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I guess if you don't want to scrape as well as possible then sure.

    I don't even have shoes.
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Absolutely correct,and as I've said before,mine will scrape just as good as plows without them.It also helps a little in certain poorly paved or broken up blacktop areas as to chipping off pavement.
  10. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Absolutely incorrect. If that was the case, everyone would be using them. But rather, everyone is not using them. If you are putting the weight of the plow on the shoes, rather than the cutting edge, it can not cut down to the pavement as well..
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Your arguement is flawed.There's no such thing as everyone doing something the same as everyone else,unless you're talking about dying and paying taxes.Myself and others I know around me in the plowing biz all use shoes.Have been for over 30 years and my lots/driveways are just as black as the guys who don't run shoes.It's all in the correct adjustment,equal weight on both edge and shoe.
  12. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Same here. I think mine ended up at the scrap yard. :eek:
  13. HomeBuilder

    HomeBuilder Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I've got a set. I use them to hold down a shelf in my shop.
  14. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Over 30 years of plowing, both straight and V, havent used shoes since the first couple years. Fact is something has to wear, shoes seem to go faster...you decide ...cutting bar or shoes?
  15. mvhauler

    mvhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Mine sit on a shelf too.
  16. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    Quick question guys, I took the two outer shoes off. Should I take the one in the center shoe off as well? Just flipped the plow up and noticed it. I have to agree though, plowing with the shoes isn't as effective. Thanks Guys :) LOVE MY BOSS V-PLOW !!!
  17. Booman70

    Booman70 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    You guys that dont run shoes have any problems with mounting plow after taking it off my dad took his shoes off and the plow height is wrong when he pulls back up to it.
  18. allcraftsmen

    allcraftsmen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Paper weights.
  19. allcraftsmen

    allcraftsmen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    No I don't. Something else is wrong with your dads plow/adjustment.
  20. adhiggie

    adhiggie Member
    Messages: 49

    Mine did not even come with shoes! And they wanted $80 for a set... I said no thanks and it seems to be fine. I have heard that the new V plows come with a better cutting edge (ie it lasts longer). Is this true?