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Pics of your 5/8-8 edge on a 9ft Xblade

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by wolfmobile8, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Just seeing if anyone has a 9ft Xblade with a 5/8-8 cutting edge along with some winter equipment curb guards. Looking for some pics to get an idea.
  2. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 859

    I had a 5/8 x 8" on a 8'6" straight.... It trips on everything. It has a lot of leverage on the trip springs. So unless all your plowing is paved and smooth, I suggest staying with 6". I got rid of it ASAP. About half my drives are not paved but are rocky or very hard packed dirt. This was the only pic I took of it with the 8" edge on it.
  3. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Looking for trouble with that edge on an X-Blade,being center punched the leverage is now even greater,trips easier,wears your springs out and eventually stresses the blade to the point of failure,i'e made extensive repairs on 2 for customers who thought they were saving $$,not the case.
    I see some on here are doing it but i would have to advise against it,just my .02
  4. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Yes I'm gonna go with the 5/8-6 that's what I had put on my 8ft Xblade. That's the biggest you can go on a 5/8 edge on it. If you go any bigger you start doing damage.
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I would imagine X blade should have less issues with it catching stuff causing it to trip more often with the more aggressive attack angle.
  6. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 745

    Go with the 5/8" thick center punched edge. Trips to easily with the regular edges.