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Skid Shoes

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by KC2LLW, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. KC2LLW

    KC2LLW Member
    Messages: 55

    I have just put a old Meyers ST-72 Plow with a E46 on my 54 Willys CJ3B I plan to just plow my paved driveway and a little unpaved dirt road do I need to use skid shoes for the plow?
  2. bald-boss

    bald-boss Junior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 4

    I had a meyers poly plow until 2 years ago and I would put the shoes on it set them so the blade was just barely off the ground ona level surface. It saves you from hitting the little blemishes on the ground and keeps from shaving the yard for spring clean up. But I have seen a lot of people never use them. I will say I used the same plow for 14 years around 8 to 10 hours per snow fall (in mid Mn) and I never had to replace the cutting edge, I did go through 1 set of shoes. But the cost of shoes was a lot less than a new cutting edge.

    Ford F250 7.3 D
    Boss 7.6 V-plow
  3. KC2LLW

    KC2LLW Member
    Messages: 55

    Thanks for the help bald-boss
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,894

    If the gravel drive is frozen than no need for shoes. I prefere not to run them and get a better scrape on the paved accounts,
  5. zztarg

    zztarg Member
    Messages: 68

    I run shoes on on gravel / off on pavement. I find that here in Southern MA it often warms up enough between storms that the top layer of gravel can thaw out enough that "shoes off" takes off the top layer in the next storm.