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Kind of new to plowing. . .

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Mang1, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    I'm 18 yrs old and i've been plowing since i was 16. I own a landscaping company and i used to plow for a fellow landscaper that used to do my plowing for me. This year i decided to buy my own plow and i just have a few stupid questions to ask. . . What's the purpose of plow shoes?
  2. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469


    Started 10-13-08

    And then started 10-14-08

    Not to bash here, but try the seach feature of this site? It is the 5th tab on the top
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Shoes work well if all your plowing is gravel. If not gravel then throw them away.
  4. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    So, let me get this straight, you worked for the guy that worked for you?

    If you don't have any backdragging to do, they can extend the life of your cutting edge a bit if you set them to the same height as your edge. Other than that, they are not of much good use.
  5. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    No, he used to take over my accounts for the winter months with his company. i just drove a truck for him
  6. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Most of us wear bunny slippers! (pink,white,grey it's your choice):jester::jester:
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    You don't need shoes I don't use them and I plow gravel and tar driveways.
  8. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    hey ducatirider944,

    you take that animal with you plowing? :dizzy:
  9. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    and it won't hurt if i don't use them on a new concrete driveway?
  10. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    That is my boss, He is the man!:D

    If it isn't dry yet, like it was poured 4 hours ago, I wouldn't use them. If it is old enough you can run a plow on it, you will be fine with shoes.
  11. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I use shoes early in the season when the ground is soft. once hard it doesnt matter. Your still going to push a fair amount of gravel with them on though.
  12. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Best dog I ever owned. Poor guy is almost 10, and he's wobbling bad. Gonna miss him when he goes.
  13. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Wiemaraner? They are great, I have two. The hardest part is they think they are people and equals, ok they might be. LOL I don't think I will never have one, they have so much personality. My boy is 8 and I will be lost when he goes, so I know what you are talking about, plus he is the only one that is ratinonal in my family, the others are a female wiem, a female min pin, and the wife. It is a toss up who is more needy the wife or the female wiem!:D
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    no shoes. dont use them, dont need them
  15. PLCI

    PLCI Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 31

    Keep them around, you will need them w/ the new pervious paving going on
  16. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I haven't used plow shoes in 30 years...I only do one gravel lot (a small church lot) and it's so packed down it doesn't matter there either.