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plow sits off floor

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by stanza, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    i have a western 8' pro plow.
    when lowered the feet on the blade keep the plow from touching the floor.
    i took all the washers off and it still does this.
    should i take the feet off?
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Take them off. It reduces the weight. You may also find out they make great boat anchors:D .

    I bet there isn't a person here who actually uses them.
     
  3. ilhmt

    ilhmt Member
    Messages: 70

    My first thought is the condition of your cutting edge. If your cutting edge is good there is no way your shoes should prevent the blade from reaching the ground when all the washers are out of it. Check the edge out and replace it if needed otherwise you'll be ruining the entire blade.
     
  4. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    get rid of the feet
    they make a great paper weight

    john
     
  5. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    To build on what ilhmt said... Also look at the position your plow is in when it is lowered. If the push frame is not level and the mount to your plow is higher than the mount to your truck, this would cause the shoes to sit a bit lower and MAYBE causing the blade to sit off the ground.
     
  6. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    yes the plow mount does look lower than the plow.
    but the truck is sitting that low too.
    ive got timbrens on it and i cranked the bars a few turns does anyone else have this problem?
     
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Good uses for plow shoes:
    Paper weight
    Plumb bob
    Door stopper
    Rock
    Landfill
    Hockey Puck
    Make shift hammer
    Tin Man Turd
    Boat anchor

    Not so good uses:
    Pontoon
    Rain Coat
    Pot Holder
    Plow Shoe
     
  8. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    remsen1...that is funny...funny like a clown!:jester: