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Lost the shoes on my Eagle plow 1st time out!

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Steelworker, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    The title says it all. Went to plow neighbor's driveway, plowed it out no problem. When I got back in my shop, I looked and saw that both of the shoes were gone! Thats BS!:realmad::realmad:
  2. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    do you plow any gravel if not their useless
  3. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    yes. her driveway is gravel and so is mine. i'm just suprised that they came off on the first use.
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    best way to find them would be due the next snow fall with a nice and new snow blower,

    you'll find em that way for sure.

    though that method is a little abusive to the snow blower.

    wait till spring and take a walk through the yard hope that they are there.

    I have lost mine a time or 2 and find them 2 months later during the spring melt.

    Now I have a collection of 4 due to getting spare's.

    sublime out.
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I plow mostly my lawn with my ATV and I don't use shoes. ATV plows are lite enough you don't need them.
  6. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    A friend of mine has a metal detector. Think I'm going to borrow that and go look for them. When they go back on, I dont believe I will be using the flimsy little clips that came with the plow.
  7. Mnflyboy

    Mnflyboy Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Lost one of mine on my moose plow last winter....put the quick pin on upside down. Borrowed the ol mans metal detector and found the shoe and all the spacers within 6'... in a straight line. Make sure those quick pins are put on right or they'll fall right off with little effort.

  8. Outty330

    Outty330 Member
    Messages: 51

    Yup been there lost mine last winter didnt find them until spring when the snow melted so now I have 2 sets and use coter pins.
  9. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Found 1 of them! Offered the neighbor kid $10 if he can find the other one. hehe
  10. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    Yea, when I got my first Eagle a few years back, I thought the ring on the lynch pin could come open and let the pin fall out. So, I bought some wide, thin SS flat washers and kept adding them to the top until the pin had a hard time getting into the hole (tap in with a hammer)... and therefore... a hard time coming out. For good measure, I added a zip tie over the ring and around the pin.

    Haven't lost a skid in 3 years. :D

    EDIT: On a positive note, Eagle just came out with an Electric Turn System for any of their existing plow systems. Guess I know what Santa is getting me next year. LOL
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  11. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    DaveT> that sounds like a good plan. I will try that out.
  12. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    it's not too late to go Christmas shopping for THIS year. :D

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i dont use them on gravel, just pick the blade up a little and start a base then just scrape it down as needed imo
  14. tbirdage

    tbirdage Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 3

    I did the same thing last Christmas after installing dad's new Eagle plow. Of course dear ole dad wanted them replaced so i spent around $10 and ordered them. He didn't even put them back on after they showed up in the mailbox.
  15. Steelworker

    Steelworker Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    UPDATE: The snow is all gone, and the neighbor kid is $10 richer today.
  16. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    yeah . no fun up here either. all i can do is polish on the rubicon.--irv