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New plow no shoes

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by milwaukeevtwin, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Bought a new poly vxt. Do shoes usually come with these? I would think a new plow would have shoes? I did not get any and want them if i am suppose to get them. Anybody know?:dizzy:
  2. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Couldn't tell you if they are supposed to come with it brand new, but with 15 years of plowing under my belt I have never used shoes on my blade.
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I just got mine and wonder he same thing! They don't come with shoes, you have to order them seperately.
  5. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    No shoes on the V plows. You can buy them as extras.
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Many brands haven't included shoes for several years now. Cuts down on blade weight (making more truck applications possible) and many guys don't use them anyway.
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    If I remember right they are a option on all boss plows now. I think they realize 99% of people dont use them. Probably a way to keep prices down a little.
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I just bought a new one also. No shoes, they asked me if I wanted to buy them extra. I have taken every pair of shoes off so I thought it was great to finally get a plow that didn't have them.
  9. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    The superduty straight blades come with shoes, the v blades do not
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Do they break easier on v blades as opposed to straight blades?
  11. timberjack

    timberjack Member
    Messages: 96

    I don't think it was a matter of them breaking. More the new style curved cutting edges were to provide some extra area for support, making shoes unnecessary in most conditions. At least that's what Jim told me last fall when i ordered mine.

    I tried it last winter without any shoes, but didn't think they did anything in my case until the base froze good. I plow dirt logging roads, and gravel parking areas, and have never been on pavement yet, so shoes are pretty much needed for the first couple outings of the season.

    This winter, i'll run a set of shoes until the ground freezes here, and see if it's any better. If it still digs in too much, i'll get some pipe and make cutting edge "gliders" for the first couple plow sessions.
  12. milwaukeevtwin

    milwaukeevtwin Senior Member
    Messages: 335


    Thanks, Guy's I just wanted them if i was suppose to get them. I do not use either.
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    One less thing to stub your toe on in the shop. They do make great doorstops, though.
  14. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    Exactly right!