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Diamond Cutting edge

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by jmorgan71587, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 10

    Ok picked up a used Diamond 8 foot plow this summer and getting it ready to go.The past owner installed a carbide cutting edge which is 2 4 foot sections, he then put the old cutting edge on top. Is this need. The trip edge and both cutting blades weighs over 300 pounds. I would like to take the old edge off and just leave the carbide one on to reduce weight and stress on that A frame as i did find 2 welds cracked on it once i had it sand blasted.
     
  2. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 81

    It is a good idea to have a cover cutting edge over the carbide blade. Carbide is brittle and is easily broken, the cover will protect the carbide from breakage. Most DOT's and municipalities that run carbide will place a mild steel cover over the carbide cutting edge.
     
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,340

    Diamond plows are heavy anyway. I have run my cutting edge which is 5/8" for years. It has lasted many seasons and is one piece. I guess it would be owner preference.
     
  4. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 10

    this cutting udge isnt completly carbide tho it looks to be about a 1 thick total with about a 5/16 carbide strip down the middle
     
  5. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    the reason for that is carbide will wear much slower...but they are more fragile...as in they will break if you smack something hard...thats why they put another edge behind it