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rubber replacments for pro wings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Robber80, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    where can i find a better alternative to the thin rubber on the pro wings. i'd like something that doesn't rip as easy. any ideas?
     
  2. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    I was wondering same thing. Mine are brand new, used for over 30 hours in one storm first tiem i've run the Pro Wings. I have down pressure on my plow and was scraping ice and packed stuff cuz it snowed like at 3 pm rush hour packed it down hard. My plow spent a lot of time flipped halfway over scraping hard with down pressure on. Since the wings are angled foward, this caused the rubber wing edges to get really ground hard and bent backward on the bottom, they took serious abuse.... but wont' hold up a very long time like this either. Thought about beefing up the wings and using a steel cutting edge but that won't work cuz theres nothing to take the grind when the plow trips.. thats why the wider out the wings go, the farther they are from the ground....

    ah well what can one do? lemme know if you find something else.
     
  3. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    I've heard nothing but good about the urethane edges.
     
  4. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    where do you get the urethane ones?
     
  5. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I have had good luck using 1.5 inch rubber edge on ours, cover shipping and your welcome to a set

    BHB.. BTW nice old dodge:drinkup:
     
  6. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    were are you getting the 1.5 rubber? I am looking to get some for a set of wings i am making thanks
    Evan
     
  7. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Thanks Nate.

    The 1.5" stuff, I think Pro Wings original stuff is like 1" right? Is yours the same stuff just thicker? If so could you hook me up with a couple more peices for my back plow sides, that would be about 6" x 16" each peice (x2)
    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  8. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    Big Nates Plowing...i sent you a private message about the 1.5" thick rubber peices. can you really get them??
     
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I live in Erie PA and there is a place that sells the urethane edges. Jerry's Service and Sales he is a Blizzard dealer. The number is 814-898-2171. They also make their own custom wings, I think they are a little more aggressive than Pro Wings they capture the snow a little more.
     
  10. PAGE2004

    PAGE2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Poly Edges for PRO WINGS

    Contact Allan ..... he sent me a pair of poly replacement edges for my PRO WINGS heres his email polyplowparts@yahoo.com
     
  11. Kent Rubber Supply

    I can get preety much anything from Kent Rubber Supply....I can get 1.5 or 2" or anything....all custom sizes....let me know bhb, i could prolly help you out!
    - jon
     
  12. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    what is the advantage to poly edges vs. rubber? I'm curious if the poly is more rip resistant around the bolt holes. I just called Jerrys service, and they want $80 for the pair. They are poly and 1.5" thick.
     
  13. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Big Nate, can you e-mail me at fbishop@wideopenwest.com and let me know how much for a set as well, I too have the factory 1" rubber, it's bent like nobodies business and it only 3 weeks old.

    Thanks
    Frank
     
  14. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Polyurethane Edges For Wings

    I have 10"x 12" x1" polyurethane replacement edges in stock if anyone needs them.
    They do clean quite a bit better then the rubber as the material is much stiffer.
    Email me if you would like more information.
    :rolleyes: John...
     
  15. 1olddog2

    1olddog2 Member
    Messages: 37

    how much do u let them go 4 ???
     
  16. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I thought the purpose of the rubber was to flex over hard objects, isn't the plastic edge just like steel and won't flex? To me the problem with the rubber is how it is attached to the frame: carriage bolt, rubber, washer, nut. First I was thinking put a large nylon washer between the head of the carriage bolt and the rubber, but now I'm thinking of fabbing some kind of stiff yet flexible (plastic, rubber, thin steel?) rectangular washer that cover the entire surface(side-to-side).

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  17. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    I saw a pic somewhere where someone did exactly that, but he didn't make it flexible. Just used a piece of 1 1/4 x 1/8th inch stock and drilled holes for the carriage bolts.
     
  18. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I used 3/4" washers, and added two additional bolts to hole the 'edges' on. The Urethane from John is VERY nice. I'll buy them again when they need replacing, I'm also thinking about a U-edge as well.
     
  19. slebeau20

    slebeau20 Junior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 4

    I use steel belted bailer belt. With me living in the Midwest I'm able to get it with ease. The plus is that it is cheap, but yet durable.
     
  20. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    My thought of keeping it somewhat flexible is like the end of the garden hose, just enough flex to support without just moving the point of stress