pro wings, steel edge

I have pro wings on my 7'6" western plow on 79 chevy shortbox, and I love them except for 1 thing, the rubber edge doesn't scrape as well. Would it be possible to replace the rubber with steel? Just wondering. Thanks in advance for any input.

Let it snow!
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
While it is possible to replace them with steel I wouldnt do it. The rubber is the trip edge, if it is steel you will have some very rude awakenings.
The purpose of the wing is to capture run off, not really extend the width of the plow. Thus it should only be moving loose material, and no need to scrape.
However we have had success with urethane as an edge replacement.
Dino
 

OBRYANMAINT

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
ohio
i have had the same problem with my wings in the past ,last year i put on a urethane edge on one truck, and even extended it 3" past the old one and they lasted all season will be changing some this season as they wear out(the old rubber)
 

John Allin

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Location
Erie, PA
We too had rubber on one of our plows that had snow wings.... changed to Urethane half way thru the season and didn't have any more problems.

I'd be scared to use steel cutting edges on them.
 
So, do you buy the urethane in 1 big piece and then cut it or does someone make it pre-cut. Does Meyer or Western make urethane edges or do you have to go aftermarket, I've only seen 1 plow with anything other than steel. Is the urethane comparable in price to steel.
 

Kent Lawns

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Cuts with a utility knife, yet wears like iron. Crazy stuff!

EVERYBODY should have at least 1 plow with urethane this season. No reason not to.
 

rick barnes

Member
Location
rushville,in
I have just installed Pro Wings On one of my trucks this year.
Sounds like urathane is the way to go rather than the rubber. However I have not seen it offered in the size needed to replace the rubber , anyone got a good supplier for it?

Thanks
Rick

ready to plow
 

OBRYANMAINT

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
ohio
i have noticed only one drawback to urethane on wings .....if you back drag a lot the plow will actually hop at a high rate , the urethane would bend a bit if it were straight(like a complete edge) but at an angle it does not give
 

rick barnes

Member
Location
rushville,in
Thanks Guys for the help < Got an e-mail from another plower that advised me of a supplier about 30 miles up the road from me that can fix me up with what is needed for the pro wings.
Got the wings installedon my 7'6" Boss yesterday they look like they will do the job., have a couple of lots with long pushes. If everyone is right I should be back at the house quicker than normal
Thanks again for the advice and help

Rick
Ready to plow:D
 

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