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shoes or no shoes

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by D.L.Wade, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. D.L.Wade

    D.L.Wade Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have got a 9-2 v plow and wondering everyones thoughts on running shoes? Will it let the cutting edges last longer? Thanks all info is appreciated
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    No shoes (scrapes ground better)
    yes it will let the cutting edge last longer if you run them, but don't.
     
  3. zjm

    zjm Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Is it a good idea to use the shoes if your doing driveways with gravel.
    I have a few 200' plus gravel driveways.
     
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Just lower the plow and tap the up button twice (not too fast or it'll raise all they way up) then go...
     
  5. Dewey

    Dewey Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I've had my Boss 9'-2' Boss for 8 years and quit running shoes five years ago...... All my plowing is on gravel Once its frozen no problems
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    On my V 7.6 I run the shoes on the outer blades and removed the center one for better scraping, on gravel I do what bossplow 2010 talks about
     
  7. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    No shoes....
    But, save them. They make pretty good anchors for the Jon Boat for Duck hunting.
     
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Yes and yes.My original cutting edge is now app.12 years old and is still in decent shape.I've always run shoes on all my plows and will scrape down to bare blacktop just as good as a plow without them.
     
  9. zjm

    zjm Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I would think on a new plow use them,just set shoes up to let cutting edge wear into the shoes. This way the shoes and plow can wear evenly allowing you to scrape down to asphalt.
     
  10. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Did your plow come with shoes (unlikely unless you order them) no on uses shoes on v plows.
     
  11. zjm

    zjm Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Yes,came with them,but not on.
     
  12. D.L.Wade

    D.L.Wade Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks guys. I believe I'm gonna try what zjm suggested and run them up and let the cutting edge and shoes wear together and see how it does.
     
  13. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    I run the shoes on my v , but i also realize that i don't scrape as clean as possible. I have an '03 plow and still running the original cutting edge. to me the trade off is worth it.
     
  14. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    If you use your shims correctly,you most certainly will scrape as clean as possible.Just regular plow maintenance,only takes minutes.
     
  15. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Never ran shoes the last 13 years, never will, nice clean passes all the way down to the asphalt\concrete and even wear on cutting edge.
     
  16. D.L.Wade

    D.L.Wade Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Snow shoe install

    I have got a 9'2 v-plow and I'm wondering what is the proper way to install the shoes. It did have any on it when I got it and I want to install them properly any help would be great. Thanks
     
  17. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    edges are expensive shoes are cheap oriely's is like 17 dollars a shoe edges are 500 bucks save the edges as long as you can
     
  18. SMillerHD

    SMillerHD Member
    from IN
    Messages: 69

    Do new plows not come with shoes now? Mine always did and we just threw them in the scrap pile, never thought of running them how you guys are... Might be worth trying
     
  19. zjm

    zjm Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I ran my shoes this past storm of 16", it scraped clean every pass, no shoe marks left behind. Shoes do not come with it, but i got him to throw them in as part of deal.I should of pushed for the deflector.
     
  20. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    This question has been asked many times ................ all the guys plowing level parking lots that are paved run without them . Most experenced plowers that spend alot of time off paved lots do use shoes to save the plow in lots of ways beside just the cutting edges . Shoes set up right do a great job . If you are TOTALLY interested "scraping" a paved surface right down to the surface you better take em off................. its that simple . I would love to have some of these guys that dont use them try to follow us up 10 miles of woods roads full of rocks with out them as they would give there cutting edge an experence it has never seen before! Same for people plowing in high range at 20-30 mph to "getter done boys" that would be the perfect reciept for tearing the whole lower lip right off or better yet like a friend did with his new Boss .................. tearing the whole thing right off the front of the truck and ran right over the plow???
    Plowing level parking lots is quite different than plowing "off road".