Wing It?

I'm new to snow removal, do it by myself, and only have a couple of accounts to do (simple parking lots) my question is this: My "starter" plow truck is an 82' F150 (beefed up suspension) with an old 7FT. Western Pro Plow. The plow is in excellent shape and is mechanically top notch but I find myself not being able to take a very big "bite" of the rows or it starts to trail snow, and sometimes if I'm turing I'll get into the snow with my tire tread. I know this is because of the smaller blade width of my plow. I'll probably have this truck two more years before I get a newer one with a new plow. Are the wings worth it? Are there any downsides to using the wings? Any input on the wings advertised on the Plowsite header screen (Turk Key Wings I believe?) Any advice would be appreciated, Thanks Guys
 

hiranger

Member
Location
Illinois
I've got the Turkey wings on a 9 foot Western. I just used them for the first time this week.I liked them. On a lot that normally takes 50 minutes took just 30 minutes on a 3 inch snow. The Turkey wings work great for stacking snow. The only downfall of the wings is that you have to be careful around parking blocks and curbs. The wings rotate rearward so you won't bend them, but if hit to hard they pop out of their channel. I did hit something
in the snow that bent and broke the eye on the wing where the chain fastens. Have to bend and weld it back. Hope I helped you.
 

BRL

PlowSite.com - Veteran
Location
Somerset, NJ
If you do a Search here you will find tons of threads on wings. Most comments are that they are worth it. I have used Pro-Wings on all of my plows for years and can't think of any negative comments about it. Go for it.
 

MGardner

Senior Member
Location
Quad Cities IL.
My wings won`t fit over my new U-edge so I`m back out to the shop today to uninstall my U-edge ,then install wings , then hopefully my U-edge fits OVER the wings without trimming them.
 

MGardner

Senior Member
Location
Quad Cities IL.
Highpoint, Got er done. Trimmed the wings and will have to redrill holes for rubber. Hey, home of good old Midway . We used to order a lot of stuff from Midway. :waving:
 
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