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25D plow skins

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by 98mxz583, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. 98mxz583

    98mxz583 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Well I blew a hole in the skin of my 25D. I guess 10 degrees and a chunk of ice was enough to finish it off. Anybody have an idea what a new skin should cost me? I would like steel but poly would work too. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    ALOT from Sno-Way.
    I found replacement poly on Ebay last year for 1/2 the price
     
  3. jpickett

    jpickett Junior Member
    from ky
    Messages: 23

    4' x 8' 1/8" lexan at my local plastics shop cost $80.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Lexen or plexiglass? that seems awful cheap for lexan.
     
  5. jpickett

    jpickett Junior Member
    from ky
    Messages: 23

    It is Lexan. I get it at wholesale prices through my acrylic company. I think that retail on it still is right around 160 bucks.
     
  6. 98mxz583

    98mxz583 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I got the stainless skin from the dealer for $160 so now I don't have to worry about the lexan anymore.
     
  7. rtk023

    rtk023 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am going to get my broken lexon replaced at the local plow shop in my town. It is $250 installed and they are using polycarbonate plastic which i guess is stronger than lexon. but they are also on ebay for like $190 plus $100 shipping.
     
  8. Ryan McEachern

    Ryan McEachern Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Sounds good. Just FYI - Lexan is a brand name of polycarbonate. There are many other companies that also make polycarbonate. Pretty cool product, if it is thick enough it is very strong (think bulletproof windows), but it can be very useful in thin form too. If you get a really thin sheet you can use a brake and bend it just like steel.


    For snowplow skins high density polyethylene might be a better fit, might want to discuss it with your plastic supplier.