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Fastening uhmw cutting edges

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Greenery, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,380

    Hey guys, I'm going to be installing uhmw poly edges on a couple plows this year. My concern is with fastening them to the moldboard. Do I need a piece of flat stock the entire length of the edge or are big washers going to be sufficient? I'm really hoping the washers will do the trick.
    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    you might get by with washers but the blade will be able to deform under pressure. a 2" piece of 1/4" flatstock mild steel would be much much better and keep the deformation to a minimum. you could also use an old cutting edge if you have one laying around. Either way, that piece of steel shouldnt be terribly expensive.
     
  3. AndersonCS

    AndersonCS Member
    Messages: 90

    I used a old 9.2 cutting edge w/ curb guards so I didn't mess the plow wings up against curbing. Only downside is you need even longer cutting edge bolts. Took a second trip to Fastenal for that.
     
  4. PapaSnowPlow

    PapaSnowPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    How thick and how tall are you getting the edges? Do I need to go 1.5 inch thick and 6 inches tall? also is port plastics the best place to buy? for a 1.5"x6"x10ft its 211$ plus shipping
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  5. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,380

    I went with 6" wide stuff. On one plow i'm using 1.5" thick and the other 1" thick. I figured I would get both so I can see for myself how much faster the 1" thick stuff wears, It was quite a bit cheaper for the 1".
     
  6. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I bought a 1"x6"x8 foot piece for $111.25 plus tax from this place:

    http://www.midlandplastics.com/index.htm

    Picked it up the other day, looks great. Haven't installed yet. It is going on my pull plow.

    If you have a location close, might be worth a look.

    kevlars