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Pro-Tech rubber edge issue- Comments Please

Discussion in 'Pro-Tech Sno Pushers' started by charlefoxtrtot, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    I just replaced a rubber edge on one of our pushers. Used it for 20 hours during one storm. It appears that the rubber separated in half the length of the rubber. Any ideas? I have never had this happen before. I have been using push boxes for 10 years...
     
  2. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Maybe you bought cheap rubber:jester: Remember you get what you pay for!
     
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    Ya sounds like you just got a bad rubber
     
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    Idk if you can salvage something like that though
     
  5. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Check out some of the rubber suppliers that advertise on here or ebay
     
  6. scaboney

    scaboney Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    It doesnt sound like you were using Pro-Tech rubber..... You are usually going to run into that problem when you buy the cheap rubber on Ebay or your local rubber company. Take a look at this video Pro-Tech came out with. It really shows you the difference between Pro-Tech rubber and conveyor belt imposters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maBmvZLwfNQ
     
  7. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    never want to use a bad rubber, they don't last... I've had good luck with the protech edge, but on my Berlon pusher, the edge just shreds away.
     
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i got a full season out of one edge on my protechs, and we were able to swap the rubber side. we still can flip it next year. that's good durability. plus they are relatively cheap too
     
  9. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    It happened again

    The rubber edge was purchased from a pro-tech dealer at a cost of $300.00 and the new edge lasted 2 hrs. last night. Got a call into the dealer but no return yet? WTF... I have been using push boxes for many years. I don't have a clue to what is going on...
     
  10. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    going on with what.....:jester::jester::jester::jester:
     
  11. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    Possible answer

    After viewing all the posts, maybe the pro-tech dealer is selling aftermarket **** rubber for a premium price. Thanks for all the posts...
     
  12. scaboney

    scaboney Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    Dealer?

    Who was the dealer you purchased your cutting edge from?????
     
  13. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    If the rubber was old and if it wasn't adusted right it could rip or tear more easily. I ripped one last winter and I think it was because it was adjusted down to far. A cold snap of 20 - 30 below didn't help either.
     
  14. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    Dealer

    It was from a dealer in MD. Waiting to here back from them. I adjusted the rubber 3/16" past the shoes.
     
  15. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Hmmm, I have mine down about 1/2" and it's held up with minimal wear. Used on over 5 pushers that were 4hrs plus. Maybe bad rubber?
     
  16. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    So I went to the You Tube site

    They have a tech from pro-tech there talking about their rubber edge and the differences... and the color. The protech should be a cloudy looking black color and not a dark black. If that makes any sense. The tech says that this is because of the manufacture process.. Want to take a guess the color of what this pro-tech dealer sold me?
     
  17. scaboney

    scaboney Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 9

    What color?

    What Color?:dizzy:
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Nothing worse than a rubber that tears in half.

    That can cause some major problems.
     
  19. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Hope you get this resolved, if they did sell you crap rubber then bring it back. I have a friend who just bought a 14' and bought ebay rubber. It was crap, and almost tore off this first night.
     
  20. bandacon

    bandacon Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Well what color????? the suspense is killing me