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replacement cutting edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by WOODY367, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 467

    What kind of prices are you guys paying for 8" straight blade cutting edges for fisher plows.
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I think the standard is 6", unless your running a municiple series. I just paid $83 or something close to that.
     
  3. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 467

    I was quited $197 from 1 place and 135 from another. I didn't ask which one it was. Seemed high to me.
     
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I pay $140 now...I used to pay about $85 three years ago but my supplier said that steel have gone up drastically in the last few years. I personally think it's bullsh!t but what can you do? Chalk it up to the cost of doing business... :cry:
     
  5. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    all of our steel is going to china so it can cost more and come back with lead paint on it...
     
  6. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    $123.00 with new bolts.
     
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i don't have any fishers but i have been using road grader edges for two years now and they wear great. just got an CAT 8' wed for $120. they are 6" and 5/8" thick and they will last three times as long. if you don't want to buy new you can usually find used ones for free or scrap price.
     
  8. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    If a person runs multiple plows here's what we do. I've contacted steel suppliers and have bought regular 6" x 1/2" steel stock. I cut it and drill holes using the old edge as template. I can buy grade 8 bolts cheaper than in a bolt "kit" from Western, Etc. Only problem is I cannot do the square punched holes so I have regular bolts in my blades. I cannot tell the difference when plowing-plow rolls snow just the same and I've saved over $35 per edge even after considering my time spent.
     
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    is the regular stock your buying high carbon steel? if not doesn't it wear out fast?
     
  10. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    How much did that equipment cost? So you could cut and drill thru that stuff? That must be nice.
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Steel increased drastically over the last few years. You can use Meyer edges on Fisher, same bolt pattern.
     
  12. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    trust me on the road grader edges, they work better and are cheeper.
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    We buy are cutting edges direct from the manufacturer and they will make any size you want with any bolt spacing. They also make grader cutting edges as Jay talked about and every other cutting edge you can think of. They also will make your cutting edge with a carbide edge and that stuff lasts forever in a parking lot.
     
  14. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    hey JD dave we have about 20 of the 4' x 3/4"carbide edges(used). i was thinkin about cutting them in half (2')and bolting them to the ends of the plow(over the existing edge). would this work well?
     
  15. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I've already had the tools for a few years now, for other projects that I've done. I've made my own heavy duty mulch cart, leaf plow for a Z turn, leaf collection box for a 1 ton and fixed many other things.So, I make use of them. I know the cutting edges are not carbide but, they seem to last long enough for my purposes. I've usually be able to get about 3-4 seasons out of each edge.
    Also I did not make my own for my 1 V plow-that 1 I bought after market which strangely enough came from Canada!
    What; can't we make anything here in the U.S.A.?
     
  16. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    $143 for 4' blades and $156 for the 5' ones.
    This piece of equipment takes 2 of the 4' ones and 1 of the 5' ones for a total of 13' or $442 each time I have to replace them.

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