Our #31 loader had those shoes, & they were a real pain. I was the guy in charge of removing them
while I was still in school.
Dad just about had a fit, because they came on the
loader & should still be on it----IH could not have
put them there if they weren't good.
Those shoes would get manure on one end or the other,
& would drag & catch on anything.
Didn't take long for Dad to admit that removing the
shoes were indeed an improvement.
We are still using that #31 loader on the SMTA. The
flat tines on that loader are still the best for
getting into packed down material.