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anyone use a rubber cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnranger2005, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. lawnranger2005

    lawnranger2005 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    A friend of mine talked to a plow guy who has a rubber cutting edge from jay thomas. He says in three years only wore down a half inch. Any one use these and what do you think about them. also say it takes some shock from cracks in cement etc. Thanks JIM
     
  2. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    we have them on our pushers and they work good on snow that hasnt been packed down. for a truck plow though i would always go with a metal cutting edge.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    i would go with a urethane edge over a rubber one. They last much longer.
     
  4. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    cutting

    I have the western rubber cutting edges on 4 of my truck that work for county roads.
    I haven't had a problem with them but it's the first year
     
  5. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    I have been running a Western rubber edge for over 7 years now on exclusively dirt/rock/gravel roads and it shows hardly any wear. I did tear about a 4" chunk off one corner (a month ago), but considering what I am plowing, I would only consider it normal wear & tear.

    Works great for my application.
     
  6. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    We have one of our blades equiped with a western rubber edge. We only use it on "paver' type drives due to it does not work well for scraping.