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Shoes or barefoot?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by RCSIndiana, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. RCSIndiana

    RCSIndiana Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    My plow I just got has no adjustable shoes installed on it. Is this a big deal or can you use it like that? The mounting holes are there but someone has removed them.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's because a smart guy owned the plow before you.
  3. sbt1

    sbt1 Member
    Messages: 59

    I can see it both ways

    If you want to protect your cutting edge, you should have shoes to life the blade off the ground.

    Others will say you should never run shoes because they prevent you scraping the pavement clean.

    I prefer to run shoes and protect the plow, but to each his own.
  4. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    No shoes on any of my plows!
  5. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I've found that running shoes on my plows when the ground wasnt frozen actually caused them to dig into peoples yards leaving two very identifiable marks cut into the ground on every pass.
  6. 7.3 Plower

    7.3 Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    Shoes are for feet.
  7. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    No shoes on any of my plows
  8. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    none on mine either never used em thats why cutting edges are for
  9. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    No shoe on my plows. They are pointless unless you are plowing gravel driveways. They also tend to get caught up on every thing especially curbs.
  10. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    no shoes, altho may be better for unpaved areas
  11. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305


    Nope none on mine, even my big mother 11' and she is HEAVY, just look at the pic.
  12. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    for the gravel stuff i just lift the plow an inch
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Real men don't wear shoes.
  14. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Shoes are a waste... I have to gravel driveways where I live and all I do is just like a couple others said, bump the plow up a little until the ground is frozen, then plow it as if it was pavement.
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    You would never be able to plow commercially with shoes on. Not like its a law but an unwritten rule I guess. If the whole point of "clearing" a lot is to leave as little snow possible why would you want to leave even a 1/2 of snow using shoes.
  16. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I guess I've been doing it all wrong then these last 30+ years according to your theory.I too like protecting my plow and cutting edge.But to each their own.
  17. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I guess you have been. But it is hilarious to see racing stripes all over parking lots when guys leave them on. :cool: I guess guys who do this for a hobby would probably protect their toy.
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No they wear girlie flip flops and carry a man purse.
  19. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    It's a satchel... Indiana Jones has one.
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    In the US,but in Canada it's called a man purse!:nod: