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Question on Contractor tripping

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by turbo38sfi, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    How does the contractor blade trip if it's got the optional wings attached to it?

    Does the blade still trip forward like the traditional method? What happens to the wings?
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,544

    they fold down with the blade just like it did before the wings.... no change in the trip that i saw
     
  3. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    the wings would trip with the blade
     
  4. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    OK, so follow me on my thinking or tell me if I'm wrong on this.

    If the blade trips fwd, the outermost edges of the plow wing are going to contact the ground first and dig in, no?
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    snoway wing wearedges maintain the same plane as the moldboard.
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the wings that i have used have rubber cutting edges and bend instead of digging in plus the moldboard has a tendency to rise somewhat as it trips
     
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    what wings do you have on your plow?
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    you lookin at me?
     
  9. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Turbo,

    There are 2 different type extension wings that we manufacture for the Megablade models and the 29HDW model.

    The 9" extension wing has a 10 degree angle and is designed for windrowing.

    The 9" scoop extension wing has a 20 degree angle and is designed for snow capture.

    The moldboards are full trip designs and because the extension wings do not have steel edges on them they do not inhibit the moldboards ability to trip.
     
  10. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    no nevermind my bad :confused:

    i guess i forgot he was talking about the new snoway wings :dizzy: its friday

    also the cutting edge on the snoway wings are poly its not a steel edge so it wont dig into the asphalt
     
  11. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    here is a close up on the wing poly edge

    snway-wing.jpg
     
  12. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    That doesn't look all that thick. What's it made of? About 1/2" it looks like?
     
  13. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    i would say its about an inch i believe it is a poly edge and in the center of the poly ther is a nice hard piece of poly... but tom would know more about what it is actually made out of. for i am just a messanger
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Look at this picture http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/megabladeShow/p/Contractor or if your toby4492 the real thing, you see were the poly has been deflecting under load. look at this picture http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/megabladeShow/p/Contractor you see they relieved the bottom of the box wing to allow for tripping (also you can see where the end of the blade is cutting into the rubber mat its sitting on)

    If you examine the steel backing on the first picture you see where the steel has been trimmed to match the edges on picture two, allows motion in the poly. Also: the moldboard protrudes forward much further then the wearedge. Look at the moldboard/wing union, the wing lacks the convex edge required to maintain closure though the forward arch at the degree of angle achieved by the face of the wing.

    :nod:they sort of pivot on the tips of the wings. act a little like a trip edge in the way they dump a load.
     
  15. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289