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cutting edge

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by 02tundra, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. 02tundra

    02tundra Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    man this winter has been good bought a meyer drive pro and slapped it on a tundra and this year so far i have done so many driveways i already need a new cutting blade !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. jefx

    jefx Junior Member
    Messages: 28

  3. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    1/4" thick, no wonder. If you don't mind a few extra pounds try to find a thicker edge.
     
  4. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    These blades are made from recycled old brake rotors, tin cans, etc. So don't expect them to last. I agree with 04, spend some of that cash your making, and get yourself a thicker one! :nod:
     
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Seriously a drive pro only has a 1/4 thick cutting edge? Geez talk about cheap. No wonder it's worn out. If I don't get at least 3 years on a cutting edge, I figure I must have done something wrong.
     
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i thought it was supposed to be a commercial plow? 1/4" thick? i'd wear that out in less than 8 hours...i'd put a 5/8"x8" cat road grader edge on that thing, the plow is so light the pump will handle it no problem... we run 6" but i don't want to be too hard on the pumps since we run wings and i also let the cutting edges overhang the moldboard about 6"..........if you don't want to change the style of edge i'd order 3 of the 1/4"ers and bolt em together

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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  7. jefx

    jefx Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Jay, what do you pay for the Cat cutting edges?....Just curious....I go through about 5-6 sets a year.

    Also, a 7' Cat edge would fit the DP better. [EDIT: I thought you said 5/8 inch by 8 feet]






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    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i just looked at my last ticket and i bought 3- 5'x 5/8" x6" for $100 each....they come in 5' 6' 7' and 8' by 6" or 8", straignt or curved. that included freight
     
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    just get a regular 5/8 cutting edge from a meyers dealer. it will be half the price of those cat blades.
    with the cat blade, it is not 5/8 till you wear 1/4 of it down, so you are just throwing money away with them
     
  10. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    didn't know you could get a Meyer edge in 5/8"...we have 2 HM Meyer plows(9' and 10') and they came with 1/2"....i could be wrong also but i think the cat edges last a long time due to the quality of the steel......
     
  11. jefx

    jefx Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I don't know where (or of what) Meyers or Cat cutting edges are made, but we complain about Cat edges at work all the time....Most guys claim it's "Chinese pot metal".

    I easily burn through 5-6 sets per construction season in a Cat grader like pictured above (that's a 140M I demo'ed last year).
     
  12. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    :p.............:p
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    You need to get a life troll.:drinkup: