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Pro Wing Question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FIREMAN Q, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I just picked up my new 8' western pro. I have a set of wings for it but the thought of drilling holes through the plow. Are the wings that great that you guys don't have any problem drilling holes in yours.

    :drinkup:
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you are plowing commercial for yourself drill away. You will be surprised at how fast they are.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    The holes don't hurt a thing. They certainly won't affect the durability ot the performance of the plow. If you plow with the wings off, you don't lose any snow through them, if that is what you're thinking. The wings are well worth it.
     
  4. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Drill away! When you get the large holes drilled out make sure to spray primer the steel real good. I spray mine with both primer and paint. As far as the holes rusting out goes, as long as you take care of the blade like youo are supposed to the minimal surface rust is well worth the time saved.
     
  5. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Are they any harder installing them on a Fisher ?
     
  6. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I do my best with the primer/paint, but in the end, rust is natures finish coat until I can line them all up to be sanblasted, primed and painted again.
     
  7. Laughterman

    Laughterman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Talking last night with a friend from MN, he asked how I liked my prowings, said he ordered a set for his poly blade. I've been told they will pull through and he said they come with a 5" washer now. Will that stop them from pulling through a poly blade? Anyone have a poly with wings?
     
  8. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I heard that stacking snow will bend them. Anybody have this happen ?
     
  9. Laughterman

    Laughterman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hasn't as of yet.
     
  10. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Hitting curbs does, but they are great when stacking, they help contain more snow.

    Best $200 I've ever spent!!payup
     
  11. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    I've found the only thing that bends mine in the last five years is an occasional curb or some other immovable object. A couple of good whacks with a 10 pounder will straighten them back out easy enough. Stacking snow has never been a problem, if anything it is easier to do since alot of the snow doesn't fall off the end of the blade. They are by far the best time-saving device I've ever bought.
     
  12. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Looks like I will be getting out the drill this weekend.

    I have another question now...for those who have bent their wings on curbs, etc...has it damaged the plow itself???
     
  13. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    I just got a set of ProWings myself. Going to mount them on my 7.5' SnoWay Lexan plow. It has a large approximately 5x5" backing plate for that hole you're referring to, but I am going to weld in some extra frame work to the plow to go between the regular frame and their flange will attach to my custom frame peices for extra strength. Moldboards aren't cheap enough to risk it, and downtime is too costly to risk... While I have the welder out I may weld some angle iron to the wings to brace them up a bit for more strength (again just in case) you can never been too careful... I imagine if these guys havne't had trouble with them, you won't eithier with normal common sense....
     
  14. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    Not a bit. It just bends the corner of the wing back a little. Take the wing off, lay it flat and about two good whacks brings it back around. I've thought about welding a brace on the backside to strengthen it but if it's too strong, something else will give and that wing is too easy to straighten.
     
  15. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

  16. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    get-r -wing-ed

    hi. i fabbed up a set off wings out of 3/16 plate steel and put them on my stainless steel mold board meyers.Yes it stainless steel. and shopped around for a deal on the rubber blocks.Wings are a Kool.You can actually steer the snow in a figure 8 pattern and not lose that much.Go figure. Drill away add them wings.::waving: ::: go plowsite... welded wrenches
     
  17. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    anyone using the poly replacement blades on there pro wings?
     
  18. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    doesnt western make wings that mount to a bracket on the backside of the mouldboard
    the company i sub for has several sets no drilling and easy on-off


    JR
     
  19. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    heres a pic not sure how much $$$$$$$$$$


    JR
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  20. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    There both called "Pro wings" and I belive the western ones can only go on "Pro Plus" blades. Much better then aftermarket "pro wings" If they fit on your blade.