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Polar Edge

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Buddhaman, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Can anyone tell me where to get a urethane edge for a Blizzard 860 and how much they cost compared to the standard steel? Do they last a lot longer than the standard? My steel one is pretty worn down already. Just put it on this year. Do I have to get it through the dealer? Hope not, my local dealer isn't too bright. :waving:
     
  2. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    You have to buy the edge through a dealer. They last longer, make less noise, and are more forgiving than the steel edge. Not sure about price for that blade.
     
  3. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    The edges run about $240 for the 860. We have them in stock and so do alot of other dealers. Jerre
     
  4. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Cleaning

    Do the urethane edges clean down to blacktop as well as the steel ones?
     
  5. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    They will not punch through hard pack as well, but they do an excellent job with wet slop and they do a lot less damage. We only use urethane.
     
  6. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    i put the polar edges on my my 810 and 1 wing edge bent and wont come back. not a happy camper.
     
  7. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    There is a piece of steel inside the urethane. Take it off and give it a whack with a big hammer to straighten it.
     
  8. Gregg Blair

    Gregg Blair member
    Messages: 31

    DESTEFANO3782

    My name is Gregg Blair. I work for Superior Engineered Elastomers, manufacturer of the Polar Edge. Can you tell me, or send photos of where the wing bent, and do you have any details regarding how it got bent?

    Peter's recommendation to hit it with a big hammer seems like the best solution to me.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Gregg
     
  9. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    the dealer replaced the edge nocharge suposivley it bent because the pressure didnt release the wing because the lines were crossed so it took a hard hit.
     
  10. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    So, the Polar Edge had nothing to do with it?
     
  11. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I Guess In A Sense It Did Because It Wasnt Able To With Stand The Impact Witch Caused It To Bend. Hopefully It Wont Happen Again
     
  12. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Thanks guys!

    Thanks for the input. I ordered a polar edge todayfor $240. :waving: Now we just need some more snow so I can play. Hopefully it holds up more than the steel one. I have about 25 accounts, hopefully it will last more than half a season.
     
  13. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    oh they last you wont need those damn skid shoes. but they tend to chatter in wet snow when they rub against the pavement. the blizzard save alot of time but they dont hold up like a fisher. when you hit manholes and curbs they dont handle the abuse. awsome concept way to many places for things to go rong
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Did it bend like this? I have heard of several people who have had their wing hoses reversed. You should be thankful that all you did was bend the urethane edge. The result of reversed hoses that I saw personally was a wing cylinder that was shaped like a U. Your dealer better have swapped it out at no charge.

    Misc Blizzard pics 001_edited (Small).jpg
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I'm willing to bet good money it will last. We burned off the steel edge on our first 8611 in about 50-60 hours of plowing. Installed the urethane and still have yet to see much if any wear on it. It was installed last January. The 8611 is a much heavier plow than the 860.

    Destefano, I have to disagree with you on how long the plow will last. They haven't been out long enough to say whether it will last as long or longer than the Fisher. Look at the hit you took and all that was damaged was the edge. And that never should have happened if the dealer would have been paying attention on the install. Yes, there are more wear and moving parts on these plows, but to say they won't last as long can not be determined yet.

    Same thing was said about Boss and the other v-plows when they started coming out on the market. Too many moving parts. Won't last, won't hold up to the abuse, etc, etc. That was almost 20 years ago.
     
  16. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    yea it bent like that. it took them 6 times of replacing the pistons and hoses to figure out they had crossed my lines