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Buyers PW22 Wings for 8.5 Western Plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Pat Brigs, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Pat Brigs

    Pat Brigs Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Why is it that the Buyers wings are "not recommended" for a Western 8.5, but apparently okay for 8 foot plow? I have seen several Boss V-plows tht are 8.5 with the wings and they seem to work well. I have an account with 16 miles of road, and would like to get more width on my blades. I will run two F-350's dually's (Ice breaker hopper spreaders) with 8.5' blades.

    I tried the Western wings, which are three times the cost, and don't like them. They angle too far forward - good for carrying snow (parking lots) , but not for winrow off roadways.

    Has anyone ignored the recommendation and installed them anyway? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    my guess, would be to heavy for the pump. I just picked those wings up and am gonna put them on my 8'. In the installation guide it says 'warning extra weight will cause shortened life of lift pump' or something similar to that.
  3. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    The rib in the plow lines up with the pin in the wing. I have heard some have modified the wing or the plow for it to work.
  4. Pat Brigs

    Pat Brigs Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks. I have mounted them, and they seem to fit well. As I am plowing roads, and will not be opushing deep snow, I should be okay with the pumps. if it gets too deep, I'll simply remove them.

    I am looking forward to the added 20" I'll get on my passes on the orads, though.
  5. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    What is a unimount or an ultramount? How close was the rip? Any pictures? Looking to do the same.
  6. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    actually its the legal width going down the road. 8' with wings is ok. 8.5' with wings is illegal unless ur the city or state. You "technically" would have to take them off when traveling from site to site.
  7. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    take one wing off

    Newlook brings up a good point that reminded me of a contractor in my area that got a ticket for "faulty equipment"? for having his wings on an 8'6 fisher. Cop gave him a hard time when they passed each other; said he was too wide. Now the guy pops one wing off when traveling in the area.