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i had an idea - i knw they arent always good

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by elite1msmith, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    try this on for size...

    some skidsteer plow have a 2 cutting edges rubber on one side , steel on the other,

    while the "flip it over idea will not work well on a truck plow... what if the steel edge was mounted in place, and a rubber edge could flip down to expose 1 inch of rubber below the steel? you might have to adjust the shoes as well.. but this might solve a few problems ppl have , i know sometimes you need the rubber, or it wet conditions... so what about like a flip down edge.... rasie the plow , and flip it down, insert a few pins

    id rather flip down the rubber, because a rubber or poly edge doesnt take as many hard blows to it.... if you did hit an object that was higher up , like a curb... the steel edge would be inplace causing the edge to trip like normal... if you only had 1 inch of rubber exposed, most likley the edge would just bend and ride over the obstruction, putting minimal stress on the pins and hindge assembly
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  2. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    sounds interesting :rolleyes:
  3. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Sounds like a good idea, now who is going to try it?
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,902

    :rolleyes:It is his idea.....
    Then we could call him." Mr.Switchblade"......;)
  5. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Let Elite try it. Let us know how it works on top of the Sears Tower Elite!!!!!
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    no, im too busy , that why i need you as a sub for ther tower...... i see you got my request,,,lol
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    sounds interesting but do you think you can actually build something like that?
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yeah , with enough time and energry .... somthing in short on these days.. but i dont think it would be that hard to come up with
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    no i dont either. i mean i guess i never thought of something like that but the more you think about it, if you can make it work, it sounds like a pretty damn good deal.
  10. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    sure would truly make your plows universal...
  11. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you know the only problem for me is.... right now , i personally have Zero need for it at the moment.... i use steel and it works well. Normally if the snow is that wet type, the little that a steel edge leaves will just melt away on its own with little salt help
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    If you find time to mess with the idea elite let me know, If I'm not working I'll help ya.
  13. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 173

    Hey elite, in the future, when you come up with a great idea like that you shouldn't post it on plowsite. You should take it to the patent office first. Make a prototype, get a patent, and try to sell the idea to plow manufacterers. That's what I would do.
  14. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Build this..

    Build it, sell it, retire
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    no way , i like plowing snow....
  16. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    besides we're all like a "band of brothers" here, teammates fighting the common enemy, crappy winters, miserable customers, bad equipment, salt shortages, miserable customers, cheap bastards undercutting everyone, miserable customers, potential lawsuits and whatever else i forgot...lol. every idea and suggestion helps...
  17. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Sorry for the way old post but has anything become of this?
  18. J&L

    J&L Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 79

  19. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    you snooze you lose I guess
  20. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Monroe, Schmidt, and Henke all make dual cutting edge plows. A less heavy and expensive way to go is a rubber edge that wears like steel. It won't scrape quite as good as steel but it's close. It has a steel bolt plate with ceramic discs molded into the rubber which keep the rubber from burning off.


    There is a stocking US distributor.