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Will meyer wings fit my western pro plow?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by birddseedd, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    I looked at them and dang, they are nice. shaped like mine, but better.

    1k bucks sure is a price and a half tho.
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Western makes wings for yours. They're $600 or so. People like them better than pro wings.
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    Those don't flex if you strike an object
     
  4. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Right. They're supposed to trip with your plow

    Pro wings are the ones that flex some. Thats food and bad
     
  5. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
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    Not nearly as expensive as you say they are..
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200392785_200392785


    One of the guys on this site installed them on his western. They worked out great!


    I'm reluctant to put wings on my plow, as I do a lot of driveways.... some of which are small now for my blade. They are removable, though..http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=131605&highlight=meyer+wings+western+plow
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    ^

    Thats awesome. They've came down in price. Lot pros are still expensive
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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  8. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,952

    They're not the same, as you... as you normally would....choose something that way over-complicates the issue. The standard 45* ones I posted work fine for their intended purpose, and are about as easy to install as drilling a couple of holes, and ratcheting them in place. You may have to adjust the radius of the rear of each wing to match your plow blade's concave surface of the mold board.

    The one's you've spec'd are adjustable angle wings, which I'm sure are way over-engineered for regular snow plowing.. but I guess would provide the versatility of extending the plow in both directions to their full length. You will have to add an additional alignment tube / mount through the side of your plow, as it has a alignment tube attached to it's edge that slides into a receiver built into the side of the plow blade itself. Your plow doesn't have this, and you will need to cut a square hole, and build the receiver tube behind it. They add 140lbs to your plow. The others are only 80 lbs

    Good luck with those units, but I wouldn't waste the extra $600 and the amount of time it will take to make it fit your western.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    Waste of money over the other ones

    Wings IMO are a waste for anything other than open lots. Unless theres a lot of long drives or driveways 4 cars wwide, I don't see advantages.

    Just my opinion though
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    Yea. not much use for roads or drives. but dang, they save a lot of time on lots.
     
  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    What i like about them is that they can collapse. so if you bump something, they don't get bent.
     
  12. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,952

    Can I make a suggestion ?


    How about just not hitting anything ? You know, like Flag poles....um... and berms on the side of the road ???
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
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    ill do some research and talk to a buddy of mine, see if thats doable
     
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,952

    Cool. You've really got nothing to worry about anyway....



    The back of the truck is what you're supposed to hit stuff with....not the other side with the plow on it.. So far, you're right on target, which will allow you to get the cheaper wings that essentially won't bend because you'll be too busy using the back end of the truck for it's intended purpose.