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setup question issue with new pro plus.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jerseydrew, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    first storm here in jersey and what a storm it was. besides the crappy stock tires the new pro plus setup did well. i was surprised at how much snow the plow was leaving behind compared to my last plow (western HTS). so once i was all wrapped up i get back to the office and drop the plow to run inside and when i come out i notice that the skid shoes are set quite high, the HTS didn't have these and i left them as they were installed in August. so my question is do you guys plow with the shoes set high on purpose or do you lower them or take them off? some input would be nice.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Remove and use as door holder.
     
  3. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    thats what i thought but there has to be a reason they are on there...
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Well yes. If plowing soft, gravel, sensitive or looking to extend life of blade.
     
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,915

    When the price of scrap goes up, well you get it.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    It's like a rebate from Western
     
  7. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    so put them in the corner of the garage till i have a customer that has a gravel drive... which in NJ is almost never.
     
  8. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    If they came with the plow why not just set them to max height and leave them on. Then when you need them for a soft gravel situation they will be there. And... they will give just a bit more down pressure....
     
  9. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    i'll go play with the 8064 washers tomorrow.
     
  10. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    mine was set at 1/8 inch by FDR when i got it and it worked perfectly at that height.
    the only issue i had was there was too much snow to see if the back drag blade was worth the money.