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Push box edge rubber or steel?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by qualitylawn, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Looking at buying a push box for my tractor 42 hp what are the pros and cons of both edges? We do seem to get more ice here also
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Rubber cleans for crap and steals power, enuff said.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Then look into the steel trip edge pusher.
    Rubber on ice or hard pack it horrible.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Steel.............
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    I'd go with the rubber...it's softer than steel and it weighs less.
     
  6. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,084

    Must not of spent enough time in your equipment or the opportunity to have run both with that as advice. Steel all the way
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Rubber rules!

    Steel is for fools...
     
  8. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Then there must be more and more of us every winter.
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Just getting the conversation going Herm. Because this topic has never come up on Plowsite before...
     
  10. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    It worked. :)

    Steel;
    Scrapes cleaner,
    Cuts through piles left to relocate,
    Has much less drag than rubber,
    Equipment used to push uses less fuel.

    Our steel pushers oscillate and individual cutting edges trip providing excellent results on uneven/undulating surfaces.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Rubber does have its place.


    (Talking point)
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Birth control?
     
  13. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686

    In the Dumpster..
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    Agreed....