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Do you (for driveways) use the skid shoes or remove them?

Do you use the wear bar that came with your plow.....or something else (some other material) you've grown to like?

I want to know if I can just disregard the skid shoes (for paved surfaces)......and I'd like to go with a material other than metal on the wear bar. I just don't know what that material is...or where to get it from.

Hence my thread....

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I have a dirt driveway and use the skid shoes. If I had a concrete driveway I would not use them but a paved drive I would set them as close as I could to the wear bar barely touching the pavement. Pavement is easier to gouge than concrete. I use the wear bar that came on the plow.
 

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Mine is paved and I use on lowest setting about 3/4 in above with skids.
 

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I have a asphalt drive and do not use the skid shoes. I also use the metal wear bar the plow came with.
Gets it down to bare asphalt in most places so as soon as the sun comes out the remaining snow melts away. Never even came close you gouging.
 

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I use skid shoes on my concrete driveway and a few others that i plow. At first i set the shoes just above the wear bar. Since the bar wore they are now perfectly level. I did this because i want a clean scrape but i also want my wear bar to last so the plow shoes should help slow the process.
 

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I set my plow as per "nnewsroms" setting. that works great for plowing out to the fish-house also. For the asphalt I use my KingQuad with a plastic wear bar. I am on the 2nd one over a few years. Cycle Country is where I ordered them but after checking they no longer list that part. Didn't use any "shoes" with the plastic. You could make one easy from the plastic used on the bottom of combine header. Implement dealers or a farming buddy could help there.
 

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I run shoes the first snow or two of the year or until everything is firmed up with frost. Once the frost sets in the shoes come off. I dont run a winch mount though I run an actual boss UTV plow. For now it will be in the shed until boss finishes the mount for the pioneer...they say march...we shall see.
 

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I run shoes the first snow or two of the year or until everything is firmed up with frost. Once the frost sets in the shoes come off. I dont run a winch mount though I run an actual boss UTV plow. For now it will be in the shed until boss finishes the mount for the pioneer...they say march...we shall see.
Do those have down pressure then or just a "float" feature? Just curious..
 

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If you have a line (or suggestion) on a wear bar (72") material, other than the metal bar that came with your plow, let me know what it is. The way I see it (which may be flawed), is.....you're either wearing down your wear bar or your skid shoes. I replaced a set of skid shoes a while back for $30 (including shipping). A wear bar isn't much more (steel - from the mfr). If anyone's making their own, I'm all ears. I have no idea why two sections of 3' material wouldn't work, also.

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Do those have down pressure then or just a "float" feature? Just curious..
It has a float identical to a full size plow on a truck. Originally it was bought for my dad's big red, but he never used it since I have a v-plow on my truck. He has no use for a winch and when we priced out a plow with mount, winch, etc. vs the boss there was only about a $500.00 difference. I told him if his main use was going to be plowing snow then he might as well buy a real plow. I use it now just for cleaning up in front of the garage, shed, and a circle turn around and it is really handy.
 
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