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Metal Pless 8-14 Liveedge

Discussion in 'METAL PLESS Snow Plows / Wing Plows / Box Plows' started by TLSIMMONS, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. TLSIMMONS

    TLSIMMONS Member
    Messages: 56

    I would like to thank Paul Vanderson for all his help getting this rig set up for me and putting up with all the questions. Cannot say enough good about Paul.The plow is an absolute beast.

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  2. PALS Landscapin

    PALS Landscapin Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Awesome set up. I want one so bad but just don't have any other use for machine in the summer months.
     
  3. TLSIMMONS

    TLSIMMONS Member
    Messages: 56

    I know what you're saying,this one sets all summer also.
     
  4. PALS Landscapin

    PALS Landscapin Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Yes that set up is sick and I have alot of seasonal work but just have no use in the summer for it.
     
  5. TLSIMMONS

    TLSIMMONS Member
    Messages: 56

    I've been trying to find rear fender extentions for it but not having much luck,they show them on the euro kubotas but they do not offer here in the states.
     
  6. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    Looks good, we sure like our 10-16 on a skid steer. All the other guys want one to now.
     
  7. TLSIMMONS

    TLSIMMONS Member
    Messages: 56

    Thanks Doin It, I really think the metal pless is a nice unit.
     
  8. Dan082

    Dan082 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    10-16 on a skid steer huh?? What machine and how does it handle when you have it open to 16'? That's a very heavy plow can't imagine it would travel nicely lol
     
  9. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    Sorry just saw this. It's mounted on a Cat 262D XHP the guys love it, they don't want to run the sister cat with just the Metalpless 10' box. It's heavy no doubt, but with the counter weight and larger truck tires it's like the Ever Ready Bunny.
     
  10. Dan082

    Dan082 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the response, I am actually just now in the process of deciding which plow to go with. I have a 10' boss sk10 on a cat 272d high flow. I need another pusher, but I hate the idea if the 8'-14' metal Pless wing plow because I feel an 8' box is too small. In scoop mode it's basicallytge same side as a western wide out plow.
    I'm concerned the moldboard heigh may interfere with visibility on the 10'-16' metal Pless plow.
    Also, we are in Nj where we get the wet heavy snow usually. A 16' plow would be pretty large and very heavy when loaded, where are you located?
    Leaning towards a standard edge not live edge. The price of live edge is prettyyyyyy high in comparison to the standard edge, forget about comparing it to a standard 10' pusher lol
     
  11. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    We're out is western Canada, average 2" - 4" snowfalls, not like you or MI, where my wife is from. You may struggle with a 10x16 in wet heavy snow. The issue isn't power it's traction, as our 272's (I mistyped 262, by mistake) can push the 10', its the traction that's an issue sometimes. Straight line pushes are easy, its when you go for a corner with a full box that you can lose traction. we've changed tire and studded as well. You don't have to open your box to 16' on heavy stuff, but when you can/do, acres get gobbled up pretty quick. Our total time over the whole winter last year (acres divided by time, on all the lots the 10x16 pushed, A,B,C lots, was 1.65 acres per hour)

    Visibility isn't a problem with these plow's.

    The live edge is a selling point for me, we talk about less salt usage and better scrape, safer on the manholes etc. We got one 15g/month contract this winter cause the last guy has rippppped out 2 man hole covers in the last 3 years. We guaranteed we won't rip out a man hole cover.
     
  12. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    Here's our 2 machines, 1's a 10x16, the other is a 10' box with live edge.

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  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,298

    I'd have a difficult time buying any pusher or wing type plow without the LiveEdge. Other than for a truck.
     
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  14. plow4beer

    plow4beer Member
    Messages: 72

  15. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 858

    how does that 272 ride with those snow tires, i bought one this season and was considering putting on her. is it just me or does the mold board on those look awfully straight?
     
  16. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,212

    It's how all our mold boards are shaped. This allows the snow to roll at a higher height and further in front of the plow.
    As can be seen in this video
     
  17. smz89

    smz89 Junior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 14

    Does the machine need hi-flow or will standard flow be fine to run this unit?
     
  18. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,365

    Standard flow is just fine.
     
  19. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 858

    I'll finally be purchasing a tractor and metal pless next year. Been saving for a bit, and I have two 450's ending their careers lol. Don't need the trucks anymore so I figure I'll get a tractor and be just as efficient
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,298

    That you will.

    Ran ours for an hour or so this morning again, waiting for the normal operator to show up.

    I need more of these things, I should play Powerball. What an amazing plow. I was plowing a salted lot, but there was basically zero residual after plowing. Kind of torn on the Bobcat vs mini-loader though. I hate the visibility of the Bobcat, but where I was plowing, I would have lost some efficiency with a larger machine.

    If money weren't an object, I'd replace the 8611 on my Deere with an 8-14 LiveEdge as soon as I could get one.