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Pro-Wing Edge Replacement.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mikespenny, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. mikespenny

    mikespenny Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Anyways I did a search, and was back to sometime in 2010 and didn't find much info.

    What are you guys doing for a replacement edge for the buyers pro-wings. The rubber on mine is pretty beat, I've already had to flip them, so i figure on replacing them before the snow hits this year.
    Anyone have any sussgetions or supplyers as to a nice replacement for them?
    THanks, Eric.
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Central parts warehouse sells parts for the wings, including rubber
  3. mikespenny

    mikespenny Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I was looking for something a little more durable than the original rubber, didn't know if anyone had a trick up their sleeve.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I got a pair from a guy selling them on e-bay. He states that he makes his own and the material he uses lasts longer than the original.

    I just took a look at them today and it looks like they are about 1/8 to a 1/4 thinner and made out of what appears to be thick rubber mats or thick truck mudflaps. Not sure if they'll be any better than the original.

    Some guys say that they also try to find old rubber conveyor belts and they hold up good.

    One other thing I've noticed with my plow is that it seems like the rubber bend back pretty easily, and I'm going to try and attach a couple of spring tines for a hay rake to try and put some tension on it to keep it more up and down in hopes the it makes it wear better.

  5. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    You could replace the rubber with urathane instead it will be more durable. But isn't quite as flexible, so it may damage the wings, Pro Wings aren't known for their durability. We have two sets both are tweaked, but still function, wouldn't hesitate to replace due to the added production. At about $ 200 for a new set they quickly pay for themselves.
  6. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I use the rubber from my Pro-Tech pusher. Not sure if it would be to strong for your wings.
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    most conveyor belt is to stiff...it will destroy the wings....in fact, anything more rigid than 1in rubber (or maybe 1in urethane) will be hard on them.

    I say this because we've tried many different types of edge, modifications to the wings themselves, etc etc etc...........Leave the wings stock, and run 1in rubber or urethane imo.

    Agreed. But we have found 1in urethane to work ok for us.
  8. mikespenny

    mikespenny Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Where can I score some of this urethane?
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

  10. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    For a drier or powdery snow, I haven't had any problems, but with anything wet and heavy, I notice the rubber folds back pretty easily on mine and I'm not getting a clean edge at all. I was considering putting some left over steel behind the rubber (not the complete width or height, just to add some rigidity). Is that going to cause too much stress on the wings? Has anyone tried it with positive results?
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Here is what I'm going to try and do to my Pro-wings to get them to not fold under.

    I'm planning on using a Spring tooth or three on each pro-wing. I know there are double springs and single for hay rakes and I think I can make them work to hold the rubber edge in a better position.

    I should have them done by the end of the week, so I'll post pics if anyone wants me to.


    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Pics would be nice. Please post them when you can.
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I applaud you for being creative....but we thought of a similar idea on ours a couple yrs ago. The problem is that the prowings are weak...and by making the edge any more rigid the force is transfered and causes them to bend worse.

    Please post pics, it will be interesting to see what you come up with.....
  14. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    That's why I'm thinking the Tooth springs will work. The hay conditioners that they go on aren't really that heavy of steel that they mount to, and the flex extremely well without too much tension going across uneven hay fields.

    I know they make single and double spring teeth, and I think there is enough room to put one double and one single on there, but with three springs total, it might be too much for it.

    I've thought about beefing up the pro-wings also, but it makes me nervous as I would rather them bend rather than my plow.

    I'll definitively post pics when I'm done. Thumbs Up

  15. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I'm curious to see how it works out for you Nick...good luck!
  16. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I like the hay springs idea; it sounds better than my idea of just using some scrap metal. I definitely agree with you and would rather tweak the wings or just deal with a little trail off in heavier wet snow than bend my blade.
    I'll be interested to see how it works out once you get them mounted.
  17. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    White Gardens,

    Any luck with those hay springs? I found some locally at a TSC and think I may try them myself.
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I did that back in the 90s tried everything and found out best way keep them from folding back you going need 1.5 thick rubber or urethane buy it online I bought 6'x10''x1.5 for $140-150
  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Contact John aka "GARAGEKEEPER"
  20. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    It also helps alot to add a couple more bolts to the rubber near the top. It keeps the rubber from pivoting at the original mounting bolts.