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Plow Skid shoes or Not?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bigjoedo, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    Hello,

    I have a long concrete driveway. There are a couple of areas that are 1/8" to 1/4" higher than the other areas. Using a snow plow, will it tear up these slightly raised areas ? The driveway is in really good shape. Do I need Skid Shoes? Thanks


    Joe

    PS. I moved this from the noncommercial forum since no one could answer my question there.
     
  2. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I would think with or without shoes,your still going to have to worry about breaking the high points of the concrete,not to mention some abrupt stops that may not be to pleasing either.If you can plow it down over the high spots instead of up into the high spots of concrete,that may be an option,or bump the blade up a hair,that will help to,as long as you ALWAYS remember to do it.Mabey someone else will chime in.Good luck to you!!
     
  3. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I always found that angling the blade slightly helps keep it from catching
     
  4. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the help.

    Joe