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help newbie ? shoes or no shoes

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grubenator, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. grubenator

    grubenator Junior Member
    from wi,mn
    Messages: 21

    help me please i have a new boss v-plow 8'2" and on black top or concrete do i use my plow shoes?
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    I've never used shoes, they are the first thing off when I buy a plow. I currently run a Fisher 8.5 V.
  3. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    use them

    well, they are there for a reason. i have always used them and they help out alot. now on the other hand, my brother took them off his and what a mess. it seemed that his plow grabbed every crack and alot of sod. i set mine so the plow blade is 1/8" off the pavement.
  4. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    it really depends on the conditions of the surfaces you plow, I can run no shoes and I know of the 2 spots in the 5 or so parkinglots that catch the plow and make it trip a bit. They are concrete and blacktop parkinglots that are well maintained.

    sometimes if I plow a unfamiliar surface I wish I had the shoes on, I just take it nice and easy in situations like that.
  5. grubenator

    grubenator Junior Member
    from wi,mn
    Messages: 21

    more info

    thanks guys i have mostly new lots that are maintained but some have speed bumps and how many washers would it take for a 1/8 in the boss dealer set it at like 4 washers ?
  6. Snow Encrusted

    Snow Encrusted Member
    Messages: 66

    Keep the shoes on but,set them to be about 1/8 inch above blade,this way you can back drag a driveway and get most of the snow,at1/8" the snow you pull will grab snow on the ground,the drive should be clean. Follow??? :p
  7. grubenator

    grubenator Junior Member
    from wi,mn
    Messages: 21

    learning more

    hey thanks so much all of you have been helpfull,