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New Plow ?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by wyatherb, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. wyatherb

    wyatherb Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have a new fisher plow and was told to leave the cutting edge off to wear down the trip edge at least a half inch before putting on the cutting edge. any comments / suggestions?
  2. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Isnt the cutting edge and trip edge the same thing?
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    most i have seen you wear down the backer bar a certain amount then bolt a cutting edge on .
  4. I'm also fairly new to this game, but I don't see how it could be any benefit to allow your expensive trip edge to wear down before adding a replaceable cutting edge. I've put some serious wear on my brand new cutting edge in two storms while plowing for the town. I wouldn't want to wear away the more expensive parts of the plow that quickly.
  5. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I would say that if you are working for the town it wouldnt really matter. I have always used a new plow for a season before installing an edge I guess it scrapes better. If I was plowing roads I would install an edge right away.
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    Mybe he meant to leave off the wear pads, This would allow the cutting edge to get a proper angle ground into it.