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wings vs. no wings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ClevelandPusher, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ClevelandPusher

    ClevelandPusher Junior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 24

    how much time savings does a set of wings produce? what i am asking is does a set cut down clean up by 20-30% a truck? or.. what do you guys think..
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Given the option I would always choose wings. If you have them and don't need them they can come off. If you need them and don't have them well......you know the rest of the story.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Once you use them you'll wonder why you ever plowed without them. Same reason the expandable plows and OEM wings are so popular, shear productivity.
  4. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    I think I want to know what make and model of plow you have.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Wings make a HUGE difference in performance.

    Would never use a straight blade without them in a parking lot.
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Be carefull, when I put wings on my plow, it flew away!
  7. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168


    Easily 30%

    we cut most of our lots in half almost.

    also kinda depends what type of lots you have, but very much so yes.
  8. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I hope your plow had a pilot's license
  9. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Have them on all my plows, including "v". Would not plow with out them unless you are trying to throw the snow up on a bank. IE a long curb line. Well worth the money for the Boss ones.
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Bahahahahahahaha :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

    Does it need a DOT # also?
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Well...what's the GVWR..

  12. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Don't you need to know GCWR? and what about GVTREW? :D
  13. ClevelandPusher

    ClevelandPusher Junior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 24

    thanks alot . thats basically what i thought, but just wanted to get others opinion.
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    What does that matter?

    Adding/Having wings is good.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    25% or more quicker and more productive
    they pay for themselves in one storm.

    The only thing they don't do real well is windrow, if you have a lot of windrowing (streets, long curb lines, huge parking lot), ti's better to jump out and remove that one side and throw it in the back for a while. (takes about 30 seconds)
  16. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I heard some yellow plows move more snow than red ones. When I was a mechanic for our Sate, we had a BOSS 8ft straight blade and I'm used to my V blade, it was so frustrating using that straight blade. Chasing row after row after row.
  17. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We're looking at adding 5-6 sets to our westerns, anyone know of any good sales on these?
  18. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Call Jim @ Equipment Specialists. Best deal I've found!
  19. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    bought mine at CPW (they are a sponsor and have a link at the top) price was great and you can always give them a call.
  20. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Do they only make wings for new blades or will they fit on an Meyer regular 8ft blade say 6-8years old?

    Do they have to be drilled in? How much added weight?
    Where some places that sell them?
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010