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Runners on plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pfeiff, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. pfeiff

    pfeiff Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 5

    I recently bought a used truck and plow. The guy i bought the plow from plowed big commercial asphalt parking lots and wore the cutting edge down to 4" because he did not use the runners that came with the plow. He said that it gave him a cleaner result. I'm am just starting out doing a few residential drive ways and i was wondering if its ok to use the plow with out the runners until i get a new cutting blade for my plow?
     
  2. Yardworks

    Yardworks Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I have never used shoes on any of my plows. The only reason I would put them on is to plow gravel drives, which I normally do not do. You don't need them, just get a new cutting edge.
     
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    The remaining width of the cutting edge may be fine- my Chevy get's 8inch edges and I will wear it down to about 4 inches before changing it. My Dodge Still hasn;t worn in the trip foot (I added an edge early) but it should wear down to 4 inches I am told. Depends on your specific blade design how short the edges can get before changing is necessary. Oh, and I don't run shoes on either of them- nor do any others I personally know. They're only good for gravel/dirt drives around here.

    If you want shoes Northerntool.com has then for Meyer and Fisher reasonible priced.
     
  4. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Just like Yardworks, I have never used them, but I do have 4 or 5 sets collecting dust in the backroom. I would think the only time you would want to use them is on gravel, rock or dirt, otherwise you aren't scrapping down to the surface.