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Poly or Rubber Cutting Edge?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by TLB, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Which do you prefer over steel. I had my driveway sealcoated this summer, all 13 thousand square feet:dizzy: and I don't whant to scratch it up with a steel cutting edge:angry:

    Anyone using either one?
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Poly, no adjustment required after every use.
     
  3. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Are you using one, if so what is the name of it?
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  5. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    If you used a good sealcoat like starseal and used maxflex and maxdri additive they make you won't need to worry about using a steel edge. It won't stratch it. A buddy of mine did a 4 acre lot last year and we plowed it 5 times last season. Not one stratch in the sealer using steel blades.
     
  7. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I had it done by a local company and when he gave me the bid I did ask him if I would see marks after I plowed, he said that I might. So I thought that I would see if any members had any Idea's and at this time I'm thinking about the poly cutting edge.

    itsgottobegreen, does your buddy who plowed the 4 acre lot use shoe's on his plow?
     
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Nope, its been plowed with a surbanite once, a wideout once, a western 8' straight twice and a 8' protech once.
     
  9. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i have poly's on a couple of my truck's, like them a lot better compared to rubber, less maint. last longer and clean up better with the heavier snow. $ 4 $ your better off with poly
     
  10. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i used a u edge for one storm very quiet and very forgiving going over rough surfaces but cant scrape like a steel blade.

    JR
     
  11. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I was going to say that the shoes might mark it up, but you covered it. They need to make a poly shoe, or maybe they do.