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Plow shoes & extra parts?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by theguynextdoor, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Well I'm just about set for plowing. I'm ordering some emergency back up parts for my plow. (Western Pro straight blade unimount) I was wondering what parts break often and what you guys keep with you incase of a midnight plow breakdown.

    Also, do you use shoes? Have you ever ruined a driveway/parking lot without shoes? What's your general opinion on them? Use them or not....

    Thanks for the info!
  2. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I keep extra fluid, a solenoid, one hose of each size, and a spare trip spring.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Shoes... I do driveways so I dont use them, cleans better without. I replace my cutting edge about every 3 years.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    All of the above, plus an eye bolt for the spare trip spring.
  5. Spinman710

    Spinman710 Member
    Messages: 47

    Shoes are good when you're plowing gravel, especially before the ground freezes...once it's frozen you can take them off...Just don't put the extra spacers on top of the shoes, when the trip edge folds, the extra spacers will make the shoe pop a nice hole in your blade (personal experience)...

    bltp & b&b have excellent lists....

    You might want to add a come-along or ratcheting hand winch. Just in case you're in a place that you can't replace the parts and need to get the blade off the ground.
  6. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I agree with the come-a-long. I wouldn't leave with out one.
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Extra Items

    Spare headlamp bulbs, Turn signal bulbs, spare controller, some automotive wire and splice connectors, extra fuses, and FITIINGS, FITTINGS AND MORE FITTINGS