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.
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?
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.
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 ?
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 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. http://www.elmlawnsite.com/snow_forum_links_page.htm
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.