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Plow shoes new question.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by green frog, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I did search. I use shoes on my 7.5 pro plow on 3 hilly gravel driveways. But my question is will I hurt anything leaving them on if I raise them all the way up when not in use. I would not think they would get caught on anything. Just wondering if anyone leaves them on. Or if anyone found out the hard way not to do this?
  2. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    On my western I do that but it can and does get cought on curbs occasionally. I bent one of the shoe stems this way.
  3. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    im thinking of doin that this year to, some people use them all the time and never move them, so i think we should be ok.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I raised mine,,,,,, all the way to the top shelf on the junk pile. :jester:
  5. trycyber

    trycyber Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Shoes, what are those?:D LOL
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    My shoes must be next to Reapers. I havn't seen them since I bought the plow over 3yrs ago.

    I also plow some gravel drives and never have used shoes for them.
  7. Laner

    Laner Member
    from IA
    Messages: 78

    I used shoes for the first 2 yrs plowing with my 8.5MVP with them all the way up. The 3rd yr I was leaving too much snow after plowing, so decided to take them off. Seems like the cutting edge took more abuse w/o the shoes as the edge wore out more quickly and would catch on concrete joints and such much easier. I put a new cutting edge on last year and put the shoes back on. Only time I have trouble with the shoes affecting snow removal is on a couple drives that have steep approaches and then level off at the sidewalk. I end up leaving a pile of snow at the sidewalk where the shoes are contacting the concrete instead of the plow. Once the truck is far enough up the incline to be higher than the cutting edge of the blade the snow is cleared down to the concrete again. Just my experience!
  8. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    i have a pile of them just waiting for scrap prices to go back up then off they go to the scarap yard :)
  9. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    I like to keep my shoes on my feet other wise my feet get cold when I get out of the truck for fuel.
  10. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    I always plow barefoot can't even remember where I left my shoes?
  11. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    I think they are at the bar
  12. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    Maybe that's y I don't remember.?
  13. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    Might have something to do with it :drinkup:
  14. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    i never use them but this year i got a huge gravel lot that is really uneven, So i thought i would take
    them along for the ride, they may come in handy.
  15. lewdo

    lewdo Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    grf1000 what kind of plow do you have. if you have a western or blizzard i'd be interested in buying that scrap off of you.
  16. grf_1000

    grf_1000 Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I run all boss plows sorry
  17. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Shoes are on my Western 10ft Heavy Weight. Its always angled so it helps the cutting edge slow down wearing. Spend the time and adjust them right, add washers on top so they don't move at all when your plow is up, and you'll be fine. Shoes are also still on my 9'6 Western Ultra.