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How do you guys set the feet vs cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BayviewLawn, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. BayviewLawn

    BayviewLawn Member
    Messages: 67

    For pavement i usually set the feet a 1/4 lower than the cutting edge ..till the ground freezes up and then i set the cuting edge at the same height as the feet.
    What does everyone else do?
  2. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Unless you are plowing stone I would take the feet off , they make good door stops.:) :)
  3. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    feet? what are those.

    I took mine off the day i got my plow. I try to either stay off lawn and dirt or if i have to plow them i just lift the plow a little and go. I find the feet limit the scraping ability more than i like.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    My feet are set.....

    in the garage. :waving:
  5. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    95% of the guys on here do not appear to run them... but I have a couple of gravel drives that I do so I have found that if I set them so the cutting edge is up about 1/4 - 3/8 of an inch on pavement it cleans asphalt good enough and keeps from digging the gravel to much....
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Take those feet off and throw them in the scrap metal bin. :angry:
  7. genrock

    genrock Member
    Messages: 60

    Feet are good to use if the pavement is rough and crumbling I wouldnt recommend running flush blade on a job like that. You run the risk of the owner saying you tore up his lot. Gravel roads and drives are a must for shoes and you want it up about a 1/4 inch depending on the depth of the gravel and how frozen it is. I myself do not use shoes on pavement but I have a rubber cutting edge so it doesnt tear the lot up as much as the metal cutting edge used too.
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I keep my feet it boots!!:drinkup:

    And away from any cutting edges lol.:waving:
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Do a search, this has been discussed a lot.

    Just know that those who take the shoes off need to know better than to complain when their plow catches every line or crack in the asphalt...
  10. Handyman

    Handyman Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have mine set so that they disperse some of the weight of the blade to help cut down on potentially marking or tearing up asphalt.
  11. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I don't complain, it shakes the wet snow off of the plow. :nod: