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Double up the corners

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by glockg23, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. glockg23

    glockg23 Member
    Messages: 43

    I Double up the corners, makes the cutting blade last twice as long.

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    Because all of my customers want it, to the concrete, therefore I do not use the skids.

    All I do is buy an extra cutting blade. Then brake out the cutting torch, and cut 9" wide strips.
    Then cut out the square holes using all of the existing holes, that gives me eight corner pieces,

    What tricks do you guys do to extend the life of your Plow and or Cutting edge?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    nothing,

    How much longer than just using two edges(one at a time)
    does this doubling up last?

    Seams like a wast of an edge.
    Wouldn't a set of curb guards be cheaper and easer?
     
  3. glockg23

    glockg23 Member
    Messages: 43

    Hello SnoFarmer

    Well for me the corners are the first to go.
    My corners would be shot way to soon, but I still had allot of good steel in the middle. I had to replace the cutting edge or it would be eating into the plow itself.

    So I was sick of replacing cutting edges before their time, and I starting doubling up on the corners.

    Works great for me, anyway
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    I do not use any shoes and run along curbs.
    The curb guards will do the same thing as your doubled up edge does plus it will protect the corner of your plow from the damage/wear you are seeing on the corner of your plow from the curbs.
     
  5. glockg23

    glockg23 Member
    Messages: 43

    Those curb guards are $85.47 around here,
    but I do not ride the curbs real hard.
    Maybe I need to clarify - I am not talking about just the tip, my corners wear from the tip to about 9 inches in.

    don't your corners wear fast?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  6. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    I see a greater wear at the edges of mine as well. I figured it was from windrowing and having the plow mount on the truck too high, making the plow itself ride unlevel when angled, causing the lead end of the plow to touch first and the trailing end to be slightly lifted off the pavement.
     
  7. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    your geometry is off....truck is too high
     
  8. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    I've lowered the mount so the forks are about 12" or so off the pavemant. We'll see how it wears now.

    It hooks up faster now as well.