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Shoeless

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by BobC, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Need opions and experiences running BOSS Vs without shoes.
     
  2. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Works so much better. the only thing is depending on the angle of the blade, whether its vee or scoop or in between, the center puck sometimes leaves a mark. I usually plow a couple times, let the ground freeze up good, then throw the shoes off.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,550

    The only time I use shoes is on UN-frozen gravel.

    After the ground freezes I leave them at home.

    source boss's web page;
    • When plowing in dirt or gravel, lower the plow shoes. This will raise the blade so you don't scrape the surface away. When plowing on asphalt or concrete, raise or remove the plow shoes so that you scrape as close to the surface as possible.
     
  4. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    what are these shoes you speak of?

    there those things in the corner of my garage rusting and collecting dust i think.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,550

    Yup, thats them:nod:
    Tip; If you spray them with fluid film they would still look like new;)
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    The shoes are the shoes that raise the blade off the ground just a little bit so when you put the blade down to plow a gravel drive you don't push there driveway in a big pile. It basically keeps you from from going back in the spring and cleaning up the gravel out of a pile and spreading it back on there driveway. It also keeps you from dropping the blade and then trying to lift it up and guessing if it is up high enough so u don't scrape away the gravel. I don't use them because all i plow is pavement and concrete. I don't have any un paved drives.

    Ryan
     
  7. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    yeah well i dont have a fluid film dealer locally.. guess i need to find one.. or hell start my own fluid film store.. haha
     
  8. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470


    yeah ryan . i know i was just jokin
     
  9. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    they make good 12ft boat anchors:drinkup:
     
  10. Northland

    Northland Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    They are so useful that Boss doesnt even include them with the new plows anymore. They are an option.
     
  11. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    shoes

    their new plow cutting edges hav the snow catcher and curb shoes built in they can replace the older edges then you do not have to have shoes or replace tyhe snow catcher when you rip it off
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,550

    Even with the new formed edges when you plow unfrozen gravel or loose gravel and with out shoes you will need to lift your blade a little or your going to plow up a pile if gravel.