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My homemade Cutting Edge

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Antlerart06, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Well I forgot my camera So at lunch ran home pick it up I was going show step by step
    I didnt get it mounted I got busy with other stuff Plus its easyer to mount with 2 people My son going help me tomorrow to get it mounted
    The cost was 125 for the steel only took a hr to make
    Here few pics of it

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  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    bump for the eople that wanted see pics
     
  3. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    What kind of welder? How'd u cut the holes?
     
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks good, What grade of steel did you use ?
     
  5. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    looking good look like you cut the holes with a torch, I think those wear ends look good
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    With the wear ends It will last long time One nice thing its heavy and tall and drags realy nice
    Last one lasted 1 1/2 winters Last year I push 26 differnt snow stroms
    OEM most time wouldnt last a full winter

    The grade of the steel realy dont know I guess never ask I know its plate steel not harden
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Forgot to post pic of the cutting edge on the plow

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  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    looks good all mounted up,
     
  9. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,316

    Looks good but if it isn't hardened it's going to wear fast
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Yes you think it will but it doesnt last longer then a harden edge think reason last longer I double it up on the ends

    Western pro plus 8.6
    its 8'' instead of Factory 6''
    Mine cost 125
    Western Edge last one I bought was 250 thats been few years back and I had to travel 70 miles to get it
     
  11. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 779

    What does that thing weigh? has to add some good weight to the plow?
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Not sure Truck hardly moves when I left it up
    I know takes 2 people to mount it
    Western holds it and lifts ok
    I do same thing on my 9.6 MVP and 9.2 RT3 Boss plow
     
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Well after 25 hrs on this edge Still has 7 3/4 push 3 snow events 2 was wet heavy snow and 1 was a dry lite snow
     
  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,321

    I also add a extra 1/2" plate on the last 8" of my cutting edge too and it really helps with controlling even wear. I do a couple miles of road in a sub division and the edge is seeing a lot of heat running 20+ mph, the leading edge really hold up very well.
    I can honestly say adding the extra plates increases the cutting edge's life by 40% from what I've seen. I don't make my cutting edge's but it only takes about 20 min to cut, weld and paint.
     
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Any time you add speed to any edge The extra heat makes them wear faster
    Most time I add 5/8 on the ends
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,321

    Thicker/bogger is better, 1/2" is what I had laying around the shop so you use what you have to work with.