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curb guards

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ratherbfishin, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    does anybody use curb guards on their plows? opinions? any negatives to them?
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    There was a thread started about month about guards you might might look in the history
     
  3. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    not much info on other threads.I probably should also say I was curious to their use on a extreme V.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,303

    No negatives as far as I'm concerned, saves the plow when running curbs and keeps the cutting edge wearing square/flat you don't get the smile
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Month ago was big thread about them I run wear bars on my V plow plus I run a 5/8x 8'' cutting edge all my years plowing I never needed curb guards I know some people needs them they like to bang the curbs alot and I have them on few my other trucks them guys dont plow like I do
     
  6. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    for an extreme v where do you get the wear bars and where did you get a 5/8 x 8 cutting edge
    how does that edge work for you because fisher says there 8.6 comes with a 3/8 by 6 and the 9.6 only comes with a 1/2 by 6
    how mutch life do you get out of the 5/8 cutting edge
    thanks
     
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    We run them on our XV's, I was told they are from Meyer's but they are heavy duty as hell. On our 06 XV I think it's helped prolonging the cutting edge very much, as I said in another post, the plow has about 1100 hours on it and just started on cutting edge #3 this season and the curb guards are still not even worn half way. I am actually looking to sell the new pair I have on the new XV, I want to try the Fisher wings and can't use guards. I guess the only downfall I've seen is when you ride along a curb a small amount of snow falls back against them but I'll take that trade off any day. A friend of mine has the same plow and the left side of his plow is chunks missing and is worn into the mold board from running curbs and no guards. I paid 156.00 per side for mine.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437


    I make my own Cutting edge and wear bars
    I use 5/8 x8 The wear of it is about same as 1/2x6 but at Half the price of OEM edges
    My 9.6 Vplow is about ready for a new one I put the one I have on it now was in fall of 2010
    This season only push 3 events all been wet heavy snow during wet snows cutting edge wears faster
    Here is one I made for my 8.6 straight plow kinda show you what new one looks like
    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=129904&highlight=homemade+cutting+edge
    Build my Vplow same way
     
  9. doyles

    doyles Member
    Messages: 95

    that looks good and thank you for the idea