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Curb Guards for the XLS & Wideouts.

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by RepoMan207, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
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  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
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    Seems very easy to make your own steel edges.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Replacing the rubber/poly edge with steel?
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
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    That would be a bad idea, unless you want to buy a wing.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Time to give the ole :popcorn: smilie another workout.
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,037

    hmmmm, that could suck huh.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Good exercise in false economy right there....
     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
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    I DON'T think im gonna run out and put steel edges on my XLS wings..:confused:
     
  9. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,037

    I don't know about the steel edge, but I like the idea of a curb guard. Even a bolt on lip to protect the wings metal would be ideal.
     
  10. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
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    I agree...Curb guards would be worth a try...
     
  11. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
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    Its NOT a steel Edge on the wing...Jerre's fix is a called a Polar edge, i believe its a Urethane type compound.
     
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well, yeah, but I didn't realize till just now that he thought they were steel.
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,037

    It seems to be the over all consensus was that they were metal. I honestly thought they were a molded poly of some sorts over a metal guard until this morning when I saw the posts.

    I'm not so sure how well a poly, urethane, or any other rubber would hold up as a curb guard though. I could understand a stronger edge...but wouldn't a could hit with a rubber curb guard wipe the thing right off the side of the wing if not tear where it is mounted to the blade rather then just persuading it off the curb as a metal one would?
     
  14. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
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    WoW...My bad..They are a poly of some sort...I just emailed Jerre for a price and more info on the edges...:help:
     
  15. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
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    From what I'm told they make a hell of a difference. The polar edges are what Blizzard uses as an optional edge on their blades. From what I understand they hold up very well.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    No, they don't. Blizzard has the same concept on their urethane edges with a nice big curb guard that works just dandy.
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
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    Cool, I think I'll look into these.....after I buy an overpriced snow deflector and shoes for my new XLS.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Real men don't wear shoes....
     
  19. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,037

    To tell ya the truth, I just like haveing them. I only tried my olds ones out once during a late season storm. They didn't do me any good The plow just kept on bunny hopping in the soft dirt road. I got pissed and said screw it, it was only a 6' storm.
     
  20. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I've never plowed with them. I have been told they will dig into soft gravel just fine.....