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Cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 512high, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hello, Not sure if this is the right forum to post, but replaced the cutting edge on my 1-ton, ford...what do most people do with the old one???
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    It depends on how bad the old one is. If it is still a usable edge, the put it on the shelf and keep it for an emergency. If it's worn down the scrap it out.
     
  3. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    ya pretty worn down......scrap it is,
     
  4. Landgreen

    Landgreen Member
    Messages: 92

    I have an employee that steals them for scrap. I looked all over the place for two used Blizzard cutting edges the other day. I'm positive someone took them...
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I use to cut them to the length of 6'' and bolt them on top of new edge to help slow wear down

    on a 8ft edge I'll make 4 different pieces and bolt them on in 4 different spots Thats when I bought harden steel edges now I make my edges So now I weld them pieces on
     
  6. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    great idea! few questions
    1. how did u cut,what do you use?
    2. my new edge is 5/8" thick,8ft x 6"

    yes right and left wear down the most, do u weld a old 6" piece and weld flush to new?

    thanksThumbs Up
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Chop saw
    I cut to length so I could use the holes in old edge

    But now since I make my own I weld the double part on

    My edges are 5/8'' x8'' x ?? depending what plow I'm making it for
     
  8. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I understand that you weld a piece on etc, BUT does it get welded "flush" with the old cutting edge on plow? or do you weld the old to hit the pavement a bit first,so it will wear into the new? Thanks for the replies!
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I don't weld it I bolt it on I did when it was a harden edge. Now I weld it on since I use plate steel not carbon steel

    When I weld extra piece The extra is always shorter I don't want it hit pavement first
     
  10. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    gotcha! thank you so much!
     
  11. mtnbktrek

    mtnbktrek Senior Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 144

    Wait when you bolt it I assume you drilled new holes correct?
    I weld ours on for all plows to help wear longer
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    No If you look at a old edge you see the holes in the old edge
    Measure what I needed from the hole cut it and bolt on top the new edge I would cut 4 piece they might only be 2'' wide I bolt on the ends then bolt ones in center.
    I can see I'm going have make a how to video

    I use to do this to my plows back in the 80s and 90s
    Now I make all my edges for my Boss and ultra mount plows So I double up on the ends and I weld them on

    The photo showing my boss edge you see the double part those are welded on
    You see the jig I made to mark the holes

    0211131603a.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014