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shoes on v-plow

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by metalman, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. metalman

    metalman Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 7

    I am new to plowing and purchased a fisher V-plow. I was wondering why it does not come with shoes.
     
  2. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 398

    Because like everything, it's an "accessory". V-plows are one of the few that even come with cutting edges! You might have been able to get those shoes thrown-in on the deal.......too late now by the sounds of it.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You don't need shoes IMO. Weight is one reason, believe it or not. That's why the Fishers don't come with cutting edges. Have to have them on the X and XV though.
     
  4. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 398

    I'm not a fan of shoes myself. However, I sure was glad to have them for this past storm. I think it's only the 2nd time in 3 years I have used them. I saved some lawns thanks to those shoes!
     
  5. metalman

    metalman Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 7

    Part of the driveway at my shop is gravel and was told that the shoes would help in that area. I was looking at the plow last night and did not see any place to put any. Does anyone have any pics of them on a fisher v-plow. I own a full fab shop and only need to see a good pic of them and I can fab what I need. Any help is greatly appriecated
     
  6. SEMULE

    SEMULE Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Were you able to locate shoes that work with your Extreme V? I plow a large unpaved crushed stone parking lot. I would like to keep the stone in place if possible.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Shoes won't help with crushed stone any better than un-frozen gravel. Crushed stone is the absolute worst. All you can do is hold your blade up as best you can. After you plow it, you can backdrag to smooth it out. Then, sand, prime, and paint. No wait, that's drywall....

    You can sand it though.....
     
  8. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    I think you are just better "feeling" the plow. You run it enough you will know just how much (or little) you have to lift it so it will not dig in. Also a pain to get out and take shoes off at every paved driveway/lot you wabt to plow, and then out them back on for the dirt ones...imo
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 7

    I was able to locate the shoes at the local dealer. They are 150 a pair this includes the mounting brackets. After the last storm the ground was frozen and made it a lot easier to plow. I am still new to plowing and still learning.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Once the ground is frozen, you don't need shoes anyway.