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Plow shoes

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Plowlikehell, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Plowlikehell

    Plowlikehell Member
    Messages: 73

    HI Guys!
    i have a gravel drive I would like to try and keep clean this winter. How high do you set the plow shoes to keep the plow from removing all the rock,

    Thanks in advance!
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Addjust the cutting edge Just off of the gravel...:waving:
  3. yooper.mi

    yooper.mi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    Had mind set at 1" by plow dealer when installed. Works pretty good as long as where you plow is fairly dry. I stack snow in a wet hay field, water, mud and cold steel just don't mix.

    Happy Holidays

    75.5" snow 23" on the ground
  4. Plowlikehell

    Plowlikehell Member
    Messages: 73

    Thanks guys for the fast response!!

    Does riding on the shoes instead of the blade give a little better ride in the cab? Sorry for a dumb question, just never did it before.
  5. yooper.mi

    yooper.mi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    IT would be smoother, the blade edge isn't trying to dig into the gravel as much. Try to build up a couple of inches of hard pack then you can readjust the shoes even or a ittle higher then the edge of the blade.

    78.5" snow 19" ground
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    1/2 to 3/4" above your cutting edge.
  7. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Set your shoes so the cutting edge blade is off the ground about 1/2"--This won't be perfect, because the plow surface won't be level-- after the first two storms the gound should be frozen and you should be good from there on in.
  8. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Depends on how flat your driveway is. Our drive (1/2 mile) tends to crown in the middle. We set the runners up 2 - 3 inches until we have the drive level for the rest of the season.

    We still rake a lot of gravel back at the end of the season..