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Plow Blade

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Fresh350, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Fresh350

    Fresh350 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 16

    Hey guys,

    I am somewhat new to plowing, I have always used an Ariens snow-blower, but needed to get a plow after last winter's epic snow accumulations! I apologize ahead of time if this seems like a common or "rookie" question.

    I purchased a used (04) Fisher MM2 plow, the guy I got from used it to plow the parking lot at his diner and his home driveway, both very small. My question is directed towards whether or not I need a new blade for this plow. I used it in one storm so far and it seemed to really pancake the snow to the pavement which I know my clients will not be happy with if it continues to happen. Is there a way to check if the blade needs to be replaced or sharpened (not sure if that's even possible) or am I just doing something wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    First its called a cutting edge,the thing you replace when worn. If its even with the trip edge then replace it.
     
  3. Fresh350

    Fresh350 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 16

    Are there any diagrams that point out the cutting edge and trip edge to help me determine this, as I said I am new to plowing just looking for a little guidance. Thanks
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Here is a pix without the cutting edge on it. With a cutting edge it should be about 6 inches in height.

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  5. Fresh350

    Fresh350 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 16

    Thanks, that definitely helps. I looked over some other threads and determined that I actually I only have the trip-edge and that is what is worn down, so I definitely need to get the cutting edge. I did not realize that Fisher's came will a larger trip edge and no cutting edge.

    Any experience installing a cutting edge? I saw that it bolts on, I know of a place near my location that carries the cutting edges figured I could purchase it there and install it myself to save a few bucks.
     
  6. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Cutting edges are easy. Block up the a frame with timbers or frame stands and then get a buddy to help you mount it. Few nuts and bolts later you will be good to go
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    If they don't have Fisher wear edges you can use a Meyer edge, they share bolt patterns.:D