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cutting edges

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by racin84, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. racin84

    racin84 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 13

    replaced my old truck/meyers combo with an '89 GMC 1 ton and fisher 9' blade. Obviously everything is used equipment. Question is: when do you replace the cutting edge on a fisher. On the old meyers it wasn't as critical to me due to the difference in blade trip vs. just a tripping edge. Currently there is 5 1/2" of cutting edge on the fisher, but the bottom of the cutting edge is flush with the trip assy. Even appears trip assy may have some actual wear to it. Called a local fisher dealer and he told me to wear it down to 4". Seems like that will cause serious damage to trip assy. Was also told new trip edge is only 6" to start. How far below trip assy should a new cutting edge extend?
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    IF YOU ARE STARTING TO DAMAGE OTHER PARTS OF THE PLOW, IT'S TIME TO REPLACE TH CUTTING EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    would you use a table saw and push the wood through the blade untill your fingers fell off?!!!!

    Come on people THINK!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  3. racin84

    racin84 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 13

    Luckily the people on the Fisher plow section are more professional and don't just give some sarcastic answer! Seems some wear IS EXPECTED!
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    OF corce wear is EXPECTED you cant have metel scraping on pavement and not have wear. however, you said.
    "but the bottom of the cutting edge is flush with the trip assy"
    "Seems like that will cause serious damage to trip assy"

    I'll stand by my first statement.
    and yes it was and is sarcastic:D