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Plow Wings: Do or Dont

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by tman5065, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. tman5065

    tman5065 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I run a 7.5 Western Pro Plow, and I like my plow and dont really want to spend the money for a new one, but I have been thinking about adding a set of plow wings to it, Do any of you have any experience with them, do you like them? Are they worth the money? Thanks!
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,078

    If your doing resi's you may not see a huge difference, but if you're doing commercial work (parking lots) you will kick yourself in the @$$ for not getting wings sooner. You'll find your productivity will easily increase by 25%. I run wings on both of my plows will add them to every new plow I get.
  3. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Like he said
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    I have them on my plows. Never take them off.
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I am rough on my plows curb to curb I had the western wings and kept bending them
    They are great when not bending back
    Also need to start with New cutting edge and new wings if not wings will wear fast to even out with your cutting edge
  6. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I respectfully disagree. You'll notice a difference in time in residential as well. A 7.5 plow is OK but add a set of wings and you're 9.5 in a hurry. I'm sorry but I don't care what you're plowing, you add 2' to your blade and you've increased efficiency by a bunch
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You want know something about the western wings I used to bend mine a lot

    Once I threaded the pins and bolted them solid to the plow I stop bending them I think them being loose what was causing the wings to bend plus less noise from them the rattling was gone
    I leave them on all the time if I need to take them off 1-1/8 socket to take the lock nuts off
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I did as well but when you have to have curb showing they bend
    I think the money for they they are worth it but don't plow 25mph along curbs and expect them to last
    The contract is worth keeping
    Like I said I know I'm rough
  9. aslc

    aslc Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 25

    I had the same problem with my Western wings
    My fix was to stop using the western wings. The boss wings will work on the western plows with a little work and they last. Plus you can take them off easy
  10. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,379

    i run a set with the yellow urathane its been 5 years since ive replaced them I wouldn't Plow without them
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I know about cleaning to the curb I rip off the poly edges a lot
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You must not plow much snow then last you 5 years Most I get out of a set is 2 winters if Im lucky I run 5/8'' 8'' cutting edges
  13. jturbo86

    jturbo86 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    seems like a cheap added efficiency if you're trying to avoid purchasing a new setup altogether.
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    The real question is

    Do you work for urself or you a sub?

    If a sub, will you get paid extra for them? If so, buy a set, if not, don't.
  15. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,379

    I plow commercial account's 1 inch trigger the yellow ones that i got from a place called cpw are 5 season old the black one lasted 1 or 2 seasons at best
  16. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    I've got wings on my 8.5' western mvp - they're great. They really help in controlling where the sniw goes because they are angled forward a bit (less spilloff). I keep them on all winter except if we get heavy wet snow.

    I had a 7.5' western mvp initially, but you couldn't put wings on that size at the time (2007). Not sure if that's changed.
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,078

    You are correct, I was referring to small single wide drives.