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cutting edge

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by acornish, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok i keep reading about all the guys here say a real cutting edge--- ok what are you guys using-- cold roled --heat treated what? and what thickness 3/8 or 7/16 and how tall 3 or 4 inch im real curiose cause the 2 inch 1/4 blade that comes on them sucks.
     
  2. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Also interested on the topic... Anyone???
     
  3. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    U-edge

    I've heard good things about urethane and have a 1" x 6" x 84" ordered for $175.00. Life's an experiment.
     
  4. B Nick

    B Nick Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I had a guy just make a 3/4 thick, 4 inch wide. I cant remember if he said it was heat tempered or not, but he says he does them all the time. And with the snow bear plows being so light, i should get quite a few seasons out of it. Well see! ill keep you guys posted and let you know how it wears.
     
  5. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok 4" wide sounds good but aint 3/4" gonna be kind of heavy for our plows--- I have a guy here who has 7/16 by 3 !/3" tempered do u think that would be good ?
     
  6. B Nick

    B Nick Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Yea 7/16 should be good, i dont find the 3/4 to be to heavy, your only talking a few pounds
     
  7. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok -- yeah guy here said that tooo he also has in 1/2 inch thick, maybe i might get that instead only 10.00 more
     
  8. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Hey B Nick,
    How heavy is that 3/4" cutting edge you use?
    I had one made thats 6 inches wide, 3/8" wide and I'm worried about the weight hurting the winch.
    Any thoughts?
     
  9. MBrooks420

    MBrooks420 Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 79

    The winch will be fine with the extra weight. It's nothing compared to lifting the plow while pushing snow.
     
  10. B Nick

    B Nick Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Yea, Brooks is right, im not sure what it weighs, but you figure your lifting more than a couple hundred pounds of snow when lifting the blade, the cutting edge is nothing.
     
  11. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Alrighty, last question, what size bolts did you use to hold the cutting edge to the plow?

    Thanks all.
     
  12. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    3/8" x 16, I think grade 5.
     
  13. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok ordered 1/2 x 3-1/2 edge yesterday will be ready monday they said to use 3/8 bolts grade 5 , he said it should last about 2 or 3 seasons depending on use, hes made them for guys with bigger plows and thats what most are getting out of them using for comercial, so i should get about 5 seasons doing just a handful of drives
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  14. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    If I can be so bold, what was the cost? Just trying to compare against the cost of my urethane edge ($175). Thanks
     
  15. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    I paid 65 for a 6 inch wide, 7/16" thick cutting edge.. Non hardened steel (d'oh)
    Just threw an ad on craigslist which I know is risky, but I had a company reply and make it for me.
    Lifts up slower then before but it should be ok..
     
  16. rickintn

    rickintn Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have had a snowbear for 9 years one my sons truck and worked it real hard. I use a 3/8 x 4 and turn it over to get use on the other side. I buy cutting edges 2 at a time for $12 each. My son plows a 6 acre parking lot for me and wears out one side of the cutting edge every 2 plows
     
  17. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok 12 dollars each wow-- i just paid 64 dollars for my 1/2 x 3 1/2 edge then 14 bucks for new grade 5 bolts wow and i thought i got a deal. Ranger i looked into urathane too much for my pocket before christmas-- but i do want to get one maybe next year
     
  18. WinterIsHere

    WinterIsHere Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 5

  19. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    The new cutting edge seems to work very well, however it really slowed down my winch... but thats what they make warranties for I guess.. Now if i can figure out how to make it stop tripping all the time, I'll be good to go.

    Happy Plowing