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Metal or rubber cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by LyaecS175, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. LyaecS175

    LyaecS175 Junior Member
    from RST
    Messages: 13

    Which is more useful for plowing on concrete? Metal or rubber cutting edge on a 7ft Bobcat snowblade (with trip)? The blade came with a metal edge, and the rubber edge is a $350 option... worth it?
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Just concrete steel is better, patterned concrete rubber would be better but personally I would go with a poly edge if I was doing patterned.
     
  3. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    is it flag stone? or something like that, that your worried about scratching the concrete?
    the rubber edge is nice it acts like a big squeegee but if it a cold storm and its ice it wont do any good... thats why the steel is better
     
  4. LyaecS175

    LyaecS175 Junior Member
    from RST
    Messages: 13

    It's just plain concrete but its our own personal driveway so I would prefer not to be scratching it up. I am assuming that by setting the little pads properly the edge shouldn't touch the concrete anyway, is this correct?
     
  5. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I would agree with the guys If it is just your own drive ,go with the poly(last longer)or rubber.The few times that it won,t cut the ice.Wait a day or catch it when the sun hits it and loosens it up.(won,t be many times I don,t think)Randy
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    The rubber will be fine for this.