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what about skids

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by willie dexter, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. willie dexter

    willie dexter Member
    Messages: 46

    is it nessesary to run them? i know some of you say steel edges scrape better but if your edge is not touching then how can it scrape?
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I only used mine on gravel. Even then you really don't need them at all. I would never let mine touch any pavement. You are right, if the blade does not touch the ground, then it doesn't scrape.
  3. kingplow

    kingplow Member
    Messages: 32

    we always take ours off the only people i ever see run them around here are new people too the plow world cuz its always fun when you catch them in a pot hole

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    They are still sitting in the back of the truck after last year. Good for holding the door open at the garage.:nod:
  5. SLLNorth

    SLLNorth Member
    Messages: 39

    We have never used them, once you learn your plow you can raise it "just enough". Gravel or 3/4 minus drives is most likley what you will be using them for, and we service very few of these.
  6. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I only use my skids on this one driveway that is asphalt with tarred on 1/4" blue stone. Pain in the butt to get out and clear put them on, but the driveway pays good and I have heard horror stories of leaving the shoes on all the time.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Chip and seal---I would treat thoes like a gravel drive also, shoes on.

    Other wise. When plowing in dirt or gravel, lower the plow shoes. This will raise the blade so you don't scrape the surface away. When plowing on asphalt or concrete, raise or remove the plow shoes so that you scrape as close to the surface as possible.