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Need help with a rubber cutting edge on a pusher

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Skidoojunky, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Skidoojunky

    Skidoojunky Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey guys, new to the site not new to the biz. I have been doing subcontractor work with my 3 cat 928g loaders for about 10yrs now and I decided to purchase a cat skid steer this winter to help with snow removal and my grading/seeding biz. I also purchased a generic 10' pusher box with a rubber cutting edge. I love the pusher on the skid! I am however having a problem keeping the cutting edge from creeping up and not making good contact with the pavement. When it does this it leaves an unacceptable amount of crumbs behind. I have tried everything to keep the cutting edge adjusted but nothing has worked. I am open for suggestions!

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,401

    rubber should be set 3/4 of inch below shoes....keeping the box level is important,...also be mindful of speed
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    What type of payment your pushing against is also a factor. Uneven or nasty stuff will wear the edge faster
    Like said 3/4 below skies and keep it level
     
  4. Skidoojunky

    Skidoojunky Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks guys, my problem is not wear on the cutting edge but it keeps creeping up on me....literally sliding back up into the box, no matter how I try to tighten it in place it wants to move up on me
     
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,401

    have a pic of it from the front?
     
  6. Skidoojunky

    Skidoojunky Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    No I don't, here was my "fix" I drilled the holes in the box and the pinch strap out from 5/8" to 3/4" so I literally had to drive the bolts through the cutting edge with a rubber mallet. I also to some adhesive step tread and stuck it to the pinch strap with the gripping side facing the cutting edge. That way when I tightened the bolts the cutting edge is less likely to slide up. I don't know what else I can try??

    Curious why you wanted to see pics?
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Sometimes a pic is worth more then words. Not being mean but maybe we can see something you can't
     
  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,401

    wanted to see how you have it bolted together....to try and help figure out why it is slipping,..
     
  9. jbsparky

    jbsparky Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    the best way to fix this is to weld 1/4 inch square stock to the back side of the front piece of steel that holds the rubber edge against the pusher, this will allow the flat metal to grip into the rubber preventing it from moving. We had this issue only it was pulling down due to the friction.
     
  10. Skidoojunky

    Skidoojunky Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Well, just got in from a little run, my "fix" corrected the problem. I did a bank parking lot and when I got done there wasn't even a crumb of snow left. Too bad it took me all winter to get it resolved! It will be done snowing this year now for sure! Lol!!