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are erethane edges worth the cost?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by martyman, Nov 12, 2000.

  1. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Here in Canada erethane edges are $375.00 plus tax. I've seen the scratches that my blade made last winter on the interlock driveways and have had only one real complaint. I'm considering erethane because of the loud scraping noise that my metal blade makes when I'm doing residential at night. The salesman said these blades are an inch thick. Can someone tell me if these are any good for durability and do they make less noise and most importantly do they do a good job clearing the snow when backdragging. Martyman
     
  2. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Based on comments from the guys that use them, yes, yes & yes. Use the Search function to see comments on all of your questions. Good luck.
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

  4. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Thanks for your reply. I did go throught the search function but didn't see anything discribing noise level durability or how well they scrape the snow backdragging. Marty
     
  5. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Thanks Chuck!!Very interesting . I didn't know about the different color edges. I havn't run into anyone around here using these. Marty
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Like Dino said, the yellow is fine for pickups and blades up to 10'. I just wanted to point out that there are various grades of urethane. In another thread, Alan had tried out his urethane edge after a dusting, because he was anxious to see what it was like. He said it was too quiet, to the point that it was spooky!
    Yes they backdrag well too.

    Also, at Dino's website, he wrote an article on the performance of these edges. Since you are researching these edges, I suggest you read his comments and observations.

    His site is: http://www.housedoktor.com

    Look for the link there.

    ~Chuck<img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/gmcanim.gif">
     
  7. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Wow Thanks you guys are great!!! The small residential lawn cutting companies here are very competative here and I rarely get a chance to talk to them. Most don't plow and my friends that do plow do only commercial. There are companies here that only do residential but I never talk to them because alot of them are guys that take peoples money and never show up or take so many contract that they don't do a good job. Thanks again Marty
     
  8. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Hey Dino,

    Did you get my email asking specific questions about polyurethane spinners and cutting edges ??

    I want to purchase some cutting edges and spinners and need your guidance.

    I won't be in the office tomorrow, but will call you Wednesday if you didn't get my email.

    Let me know.
     
  9. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    actually no John I didnt get it. I will look for your call on wed.
    Dino