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Opinions on Shoes, on or off?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Jaspell, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Jaspell

    Jaspell Member
    from 06117
    Messages: 61

    Fisher 8'minute mount. I have left the blade shoes on but I hear some guys take them off to get a better blade/pavement bite. Opinions? Do you leave your plow shoes on or off?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Shoes are for feet.

    Or plowing gravel maybe.
  3. wildbl1500

    wildbl1500 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I keep mine on, but I clear 50% dirt driveways, 50% pavement. I got them at 3 spacers high right now, in combination with my cutting edge it works pretty good .
  4. antanddom

    antanddom Member
    Messages: 53

    shoes off customers pay for snow removal the shoes suck
  5. harddock

    harddock Member
    from mass
    Messages: 67

    Off Pavement, On gravel. Until ground is good and frozen, then off.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Real men don't wear shoes. Or something like that. I agree with antanddom, customers are paying. Cutting edges are a cost of doing business.
  7. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    After awhile I like to take them off and put on my pink bunny slippers.

  8. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    No shoes, tried them at first, but even on gravel they were a pain. Scrape it down.
  9. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Once the ground is frozen, they make good ballast.
  10. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    First things that get tossed out when I buy a new plow
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Never had a pair with my plows- worthless addition the manufacturer should sell as an option not standard equip.
  12. Shoes----on or off ???

    Try plowing a gas station without the shoes on !!! I own a service station in NY, and if I plow without them, every manhole cover gets removed from their manholes and buried in the piles of snow. I usually don't go in on weekends, so I had a friend plow the station 2 weekends ago after it snowed on Friday night. Saturday AM my gas pumper calls me and told me that someone stole all of the manhole covers. Guess where they were---in the piles all over the property. I had to go down and find them. That's why the shoes stay on my plow. 2 years ago, one of the lynch pins (that's what Fisher calls the pins that retain the shoes) broke and I lost one shoe while plowing the station. I realized it immediately, as the plow was getting caught on every irregularity. Sure enough, I looked and only had 1 shoe. Luckily I found it and all the spacers, as it wasn't buried too deep in one of the piles.

    I only use the plow to do my shop and my driveway at home, so if there's an eighth of an inch of snow left after I plow, there's no one to complain, but at least I don't have to search for my manhole covers--the plow just glides over them with the shoes on---and the blacktop doesn't get ripped up either !!!