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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plowboy, Feb 21, 2001.
Just looking for alternatives to buying a bigger plow
i don't think that the center pin can support this new weight. v-plow weight is already over a regular plow. also steel gauge grade is usually cheaper to reduce the weight of the part of a vplow.
Not from my own experience, but i was looking to do something like this, (hydraulics pro wing on a reg straight plow). For sure it will be more efficient, but the cost of the wears and tears and the risk of a breakdown during a storm. I prefer work secure, it pay more.
We bought a business last summer and the owner (who came aboard as landscape maintenance Production Manager) had wings on his Boss V.... said it worked just fine and he loved the productivity.
We took them off and told him to "live with it".
JA, is that because you were concerned about the Center Pin also, or jsut didn't want to
We had a set on our 8' Boss V and no problems.Worked real well.Thinking about buying them for the 9' Boss's
I was chicken to take the chance. Pure and simple.
Not a great answer from one who thrives on pushing the envelope.
I run pro wings on my 8.5 EZV,they help a lot. They are harder on the rig but for me it's a good trade off.
Mike: do you have a problem with them wearing uneven? i know with my 8'boss v - the cutting edge doesnt were even.
how much time do you think they save you. do you keep them on all the time or for just certain snow events?
curious had thought about it but never tried it.
No problem with wearing.Now we are switching to urathane,will be even better.
I have a Western 8'6" V plow and considered putting the pro wings on it but was told by my dealer that the end of the wings would drag on the ground during transport when it is in the V position. Can anyone confirm whether they do touch the ground during transport and if so, do you then travel with it in staight blade mode? Only problem with traveling in straight blade mode is that it puts more of the weight farther out front of an already heavy plow and increases the wear on the front suspension.
That makes sense.
We make our own plow entensions for our plows,extending most to 11 ft,and they all drag on the ground when angled.We have to remove them for road transport.
Do you have any picture to post
on those homemade extention.
Would love to see those, design and set-ups
I will try to get a pic if i can.We just made a template of the curvature of the blade,and cut two pieces out of steel and welded them into a frame,and used poly as the moldboard surface.They slide in place with two 1 12" x 1 12" square reciever tubes (like a trailer hitch) and two pins to hold them on.The carbide overlaps at the bottom to keep it rigid.We then weld matching tube on to our ballast bumpers to carry the extensions when not in use.I'll see if i can get some pics together and post them for you.
BTW,does anyone know the best way to post pics,and how it is done here ?
MWweaver, how high is your truck? I have them on a chevy(very low)in extreme Vee they will touch the ground I just run it a little forward and they are fine.
I have 8 inch cutting edge on my Boss V and with the extra 2 inches the edges would hit often in the V position. I have to bump it out of V position a little when transporting to keep from hitting. I can imagine with the wings it would be even worse.
I have all the directions on my website on posting pictures on Lawnsite. Here is the link. http://www.elmlawnsite.com/post_pictures.htm
I also have a Snow Forum links page of a lot of main topics for the Snow Forum and that page can always be found by going to my site or clicking this link.
You can always get to my site by clicking on my name at the top left where the moderator names are. I hope this helps.
If you have any problems posting your picture, email it to me and I will post it for you.