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After market trip edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FaccLandscaping, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. FaccLandscaping

    FaccLandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I know a lot of the newer plows have a trip edge and I wish I had the money to just get a new plow but at this point in the season unless I have something huge fall in my lap I will have to wait until next season. So I get this catalogue sent to my home and I noticed this product, I was wondering if anyone has seen this or used it or maybe had some type of a review on it. I have a small unfinished development this season and since its unfinished the builder did not put the finish blacktop down yet so its only a really rough scratch coat and all the utilities (vent covers, man-hole covers and so on) stick up a few inches in preparation for the final coat of asphalt. So there’s going to be a lot of plow tripping this season and was looking for some options, what do you think?


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  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Looks like a good way to damage your plow. If the plow needs to trip let it trip. I would get a shock absorber to reduce the jarring from tripping. And I would run a poly edge to deal with all the protrusions.
     
  3. FaccLandscaping

    FaccLandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Poly edge… didn’t even think of that good idea! I was stuck on the newer plows with what looks like a partial trip so you don’t loose the whole load. I actually wanted to turn this property down due to the unfinished surface but I service a lot of their other lots and don’t want to loose them over this so I kind of have to take on the risk. Thanks for the idea!
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Poly edge isn't going to be any better on those manhole covers than steel. Rubber, maybe....
     
  5. FaccLandscaping

    FaccLandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Really? I was hoping Poly was the answer…I had a sub working for me last season who used rubber and had nothing but complaints about it. Thanks for the input!