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yes or no for plow feet?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by crew, Dec 8, 2000.

  1. crew

    crew Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Do you leave plow feet on or take them off? The only application where these make sense to me is on gravel.Whats up with those thangs?
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    well i leave mine on but adjust them to be level with my plow edge i think that it gives it a little more support .
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Another good application is "door stops".
  4. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    we don't run with shoes on but we still use them

    we cut off the shoe part and weld heavy duty casters to the shafts,then we pull up to the garage put our wheels on and roll our blades into storage
  5. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Use the search button in the top right corner for a few fun discussions on plow shoes.
  6. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Plow shoes are a joke! They don't help on gravel unless it is frozen and if it IS then you don't need shoes. I never figured the shoes were there to support the plow anyhow but to help cut down on wear on the cutting edge.
  7. fivestr19

    fivestr19 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    mine are still on for the simple fact that im to lazy to take them off.
  8. crash22201

    crash22201 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I had shoes on mine but i took them off. now they
    hold my garage door open.
    my opinion is they are junk. They serve no
    purpose. I would take them off and through
    them in the corner.
  9. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Thats the first thing that comes off all our plows are the shoes. I like finnegans idea about the wheels on the shoes.
  10. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I have a pick-up bed full of shoes, out on the "back 40".

  11. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    A tip o' the hat to finnegan. Great Idea !!!

    Who'd a thunk it!!! I tossed my shoes a long time ago, but I wish I had thought of the wheels.

    Keep of the good work finnegan.
  12. crew

    crew Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    That is a fantastic idea to put wheels on. Thanks to you all.PS I did try the search option and nothing specific to plow feet came up.
  13. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    try "shoe"
  14. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Does that mean that the 'shaft' is the foot that fits the 'shoe' ???

    What's that make the pin that holds them on ??

    Shoelaces ??
  15. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197


    Finnegan - You Da Man!!
  16. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    John, maybe the "ankle"?

  17. theSnoMan

    theSnoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I would have to agree with everyone in here. When we've tried'em in the past almost always the heads are ripped off of 'em in a few snows. Don't waste your time.
  18. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I use them for door stops and wheel chocks.I think they would make a good anchor for a small boat too.If you have a Fisher plow,and trip the edge real hard,the bottom of the shoes will dent the backside of the moldboard big time,they will put a dent in them about 2-3" deep,just one more reason to take them off,especially if you have Fishers like I do.
  19. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I use them to introduce people to welding. I clamp the shoes in a vice, bring out the 7024 rod and the auto helmet and tell the novice to stop when it is built up 1/2". Then we throw them in the pile with the rest of the shoes, and have a beer.
  20. SCL

    SCL Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I have to agree with John. I have a gravel lot that I have to plow with shoes on. Tripped my 8' Fisher real hard and dented the heck out of the moldboard. If you can get away from em, do it!