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1/2 or 3/8 Cutting Edge?

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by Bumpkis, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Bumpkis

    Bumpkis Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I broke my cutting edge the other night. When I talked to the shop I use they offered to give me a 1/2" thick edge. The Curtis edge is 3/8" thick. Should I replace it to match the original 3/8" edge or go with the 1/2"? Are there any cons to going to the 1/2"?

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    How the heck did you break it?
     
  3. Bumpkis

    Bumpkis Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Manhole cover of some sort. I didn't notice until the next day. I hit a couple through out the night but one really shook the truck even more than usual. I would assume that was the winner.
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Bummer. Im not sure what advice to give ya. I have the 3/8's one but I am just a driveway guy. I would say maybe try the 1/2 in one if its available. Cant hurt.
     
  5. Bumpkis

    Bumpkis Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks, I am going to move the post to the repair section where I think I was supposed to have put it.
     
  6. mikefras

    mikefras Member
    Messages: 50

    My son did the same thing last year, I welded multiple passes with the welder and ground it down smooth. It still looks good. He is going to keep plowing with it until it wears out. Time will tell I guess
     
  7. VEGGIEPLOW

    VEGGIEPLOW Member
    Messages: 69

    go with a 7inch wide by 1/2inch thick piece of T1 steel (bulldozer steel).. if your blade is a 7.5 the edge will weigh 90lbs.... i just bought and did this to my 7.5 snopro 3000... and btw, save yourself some money and dont have them punch the holes... tourch them out yourself.... take off the old blade, vice gripe the new blade up at the 3.5 inch (middle) take your curtis touch up paint can and spray where the holes are... take it off, and tourch the new holes, and grind clean... replace with all new grade 8 hardware.... you can flip the blade to use the upper portion when the lower portion is ground down.....do this, believe me... i found out the hard way the first time when i sent my local steel yard my old cutting edge to use as a template.. they measured, and boy they got it WRONG!! everyone knows that a template is used to lay over or 'mirror' the other.. not those guys
     
  8. bru z71

    bru z71 Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    1/2 bigger is always better thats all i can say ussmileyflag