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Pro- wings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by awagner9, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. awagner9

    awagner9 Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 30

    Got a question about rubber edges on wings? I need to replace them and can't fig out the best way. Current rubber was mount in front of the plows cutting edge. and one tore and the othe folds behind the plow leaving a 1/2" trail. I dont know if mounted the with not enough rubber over plow. Or should I just mount them behind plow so that they contact the ground. thanks alex
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    sounds to me that you didn't have them adjusted properly. Leave them in front of the wings,. and maybe run a piece of 1/4 or 3/8 steel down as a support behind them. The problem with running steel down behind them is your going to catch something and it will bend the wing. I don't have any problems with mine, but I guess mine are adjusted right.
  3. awagner9

    awagner9 Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 30

    Followed the directions and measurements to a t. I was thinking maybe I didn't put far enough onto cutting edge before drilling and mounting rubber edges. If its not to much of a hassle cound you post a pic or send one to me awfeeltheburn9@gmail.com. thanks
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,078

    When I installed mine I followed what Buyers recommended, after talking to some guys in my area they suggested I trimmed the rubber back so it did not overlap the cutting edge. The reason behind this is to allow the rubber to flex when needed if you tagged a curb or something else rather than tearing. I was worried by not having the rubber supported by the cutting edge it would flex and leave a trail. I really haven't had any issues with them flexing and leaving a trail. The rubber is very rigid and I plan to do the same when the time comes to replace them. Also I put a piece of 1/4" X 2" flat bar stock to sandwich the rubber instead of using the fender washer that where provided.

    Wing rubber.jpg