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Old 02-17-2011, 08:03 PM
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Why has no one thought of this? I know it would be more costly, thats the only reason I can think of but it seems like it would be worth it. I mean half the weight and twice the strength of steel plus it would never rust. Or does someone make one and I've just never seen it?
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:06 PM
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Why has no one thought of this? I know it would be more costly, thats the only reason I can think of but it seems like it would be worth it. I mean half the weight and twice the strength of steel plus it would never rust. Or does someone make one and I've just never seen it?
Twice the strength of steel?

To bulky and the cost.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:10 PM
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As a welder , and seeing alum trailers come in all the time ,,I would not even try to make one from alum , . I have made 2 from steel and thats way better program
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:21 PM
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Crete is right. By the time you made it the plow would have to be like 6 inches thick to be twice as strong as steel. The cost on that would be outrageous.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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Aluminum has no typical endurance limit, meaning that the greater number of stress cycles, the lower the stress needs to be after each cycle to induce failure.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:45 PM
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With the right grade of aluminium it could be done and just as strong as steel but the price would be killer. The company i used to wrok for made aluminum shoes for press dies, those would withstand thousands of tons of pressure, in a high speeed press production. But the price isn't favorable. lol Salt and aluminum don't like each other either.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:57 PM
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a 4x8 sheet of aluminum is like $800+ then add in the laber cost to build it, then they have to make a profit to sell to dealers then the dealers need to make profit, by that time u would be looking at alot of money just for a 8 foot straite blade lol
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:13 PM
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Aluminum cracks. Especially in cold weather.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:18 AM
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and you want weight to let the blade bit down threw the snow/crap to do its work. aluminum would float over top a lot more.

oh ya and the salt factor on aluminum. ya like that will last.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:30 AM
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Aluminum may not 'rust' but it sure as hell does corrode, especially with salt. Funny thing is it usually looks OK til it is ready to fall apart.

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