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Skid Shoes?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by J_Bryant, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. J_Bryant

    J_Bryant Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 48 inch cycle country plow on my ATV, Alot of people have told me to take the skid shoes off, But i dont know if i should, I dont even know the purpose of them, And how sould i have them adjusted if i do keep them on?...
  2. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    If you are plowing pavement of some type take them off as you will get a much cleaner scrape. You will occasionally have to replace the cutting edge though. If you are plowing gravel set them so that they ride on the shoe and hold the edge high enough above the surface to prevent the plow from scraping up gravel.
  3. 30below

    30below Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 23

    ^^^ +1

    Also, some plow/atv setups will try dig down aggressively without shoes on.

    I use the shoes, I've always called them feet, on mine for the first couple snowfalls until there is a nice ice base to keep the gravel from coming up. After there's a hard base from driving and settling, I'll take them off or raise them to the point of uselessness for the cleaner look.
  4. Robinson_Cnst

    Robinson_Cnst Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I have one plow, cycle country, with the shoes adjusted up real far for a concrete. Then my Can-Am plow has the big round shoes adjusted for gravel. I plow quite a few large gravel drives and it works great.