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question on wings???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by THEGOLDPRO, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i did a quick search cant seem to find anything, anyways i have a set of wings im gonna throw on i believe they are pro wings, anyways they need the rubber replaced because one side is cracked and broken, now my question is this.

    do i have to replace it with rubber, or can i replace it with a steel similer to my plows cutting edge??? it just seems like the rubber would wear fast.
     
  2. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    rubber is there so it flexes. steel would rip the wing mounts off the blade
     
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Agreed..........get urethane.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If you use steel for your wings...your plow will not trip correctly either....because of the angle forward of the wings.
     
  5. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Another benefit to the rubber is that it doesn't tear up the grass as easily as the steel would. I wouldn't worry about the wear factor, as it seems the rubbers crack/break before wear ever becomes an issue.
     
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    When you mount the rubber edges use the biggest washers you can find and don't tighten them down too much; let the rubber flex. They still rip but keep some spares on hand and sometimes you can flip them and use the other side. Have not tried the urethane but it seems like it would rip up the grass easily on drives and is more$$.
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i can see why people say only use rubber as it flexes, but i cant see a 1-2 inch piece of urathane being much diffrent then steel, its not gonna flex like rubber, so why would urathane work and not steel????
     
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    cracking & breaking of rubber is usually due to over tightening of the bolts, or bad compounds.

    You guys plow the yard for people to?;).....I run rubber, urethane, & steel edges...everything has it's advantages/place, and IMO your better off going with urethane for the wings....ecspecially if your main edge is steel.
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    cause 1.5 inch thick urethane DOES flex.
     
  10. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

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    QUOTE][/QUOTE]You guys plow the yard for people to?;).....
    Only when the edge of the driveway is moving....:drinkup:
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Nice......:D
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i dunno i cant see 1.5inch urathane flexing.
     
  13. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    so throw them on and when the break cuz they dont flex then send him the billpayup

    that is if they dont bend..lol
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Ok your right they dont, what am I thinking :rolleyes:........you should put steel on.
     
  15. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    :confused:
     
  16. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    just messing with GP..cuz if he say it dont happen then it dont happen:salute:lol
     
  17. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    ill prolly just put steel on, i dont really believe half the things i hear on here.
     
  18. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    not to bash anyone but arent the blizzards full trip with steel wing edges? so how is a a full trip plow with steel wing edges different than a blizzard. i have no experience with either pro wings or blizzards but just a thought.
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Two completely different things. A Blizzard was designed from the get go to use a steel edge on the wings, the wings themselves are attached to the moldboard by far more than two chintzy brackets and they have reliefs built into the hydros protect the wings. And even with this design guys still damage the wings. And those said wings are built to much much tougher standards than that of a pin on prowing.

    And just to help GP here the prowings use the flexible edge AS A RELIEF to protect the wings and the plow it's attached to. Remove the relief and both the wings and their bracketry will be scrap in no time as it's tough enough to keep them on and straight with a flexible edge let alone without any protection at all. With steel edges the question isn't if it will work, it's how long will the setup survive...and I promise it won't be long. It's been tried before...with destructive results each and every single time.
     
  20. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i see, i see, its all making sence now.