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Wings on or off?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jtrice11, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. jtrice11

    jtrice11 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Do you guys like using the wings on a plow? 8 footer.
     
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    We keep the wings on our plows all the time. The only time they have been off was when we were trying to scrape up some hard pack that had been down for several days.
     
  3. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Wings on..........almost always. :)
     
  4. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    on all the time........but i only use them when needed.... i can make them disappear with the touch of a button..... thats the magic of a Blizzard though:D
     
  5. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 217

    "wings"

    I can actually plow almost 1/3 as fast as with my MVP's, I have the Western ProPlus with wings, added about 12" to plowing surface.....:cool:
     
  6. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Used most all the time when plowing, unless I'm just doing a quick touchup or something. But no, I'm not one of those guys that drive around all winter with them on just to show them off. That's just foolish. The extra weight and esPECially wind resistance isn't worth it. It only takes just over a minute to put BOTH of them on per event. And as for an 8 ft. plow having them on all the time, besides being illegal and dangerous, it's just not practicle. you SURE can't fit through a bank drive through with them.
     
  7. little pat

    little pat Member
    Messages: 83

    Wings on almost all the time. I take them off only when I'm trying to get up against a curb. They are great but don't hold up well to impacts.
     
  8. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    My wings have been on all summer. Good place to store them without them getting feet. It is now time to take them off so I can get a little Devilish in the snow.
     
  9. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I use them on commercial lots, but always take them off in transit, the plow is 8'6", the extra foot is too dangerous for me to drive with.