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Rubber cutting edge

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 129, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. 129

    129 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I need to tap into the knowledge of this group! I have a Curtis snow plow. For the last two seasons I have been using a steel cutting edge, but this year I would like to switch over to a rubber edge due to the amount of pavement plowing I will be doing this year. I went to my local Curtis dealer and asked for a rubber cutting edge. I was given a plastic one? I have never seen one like this. Should I just take it back and go else where for a rubber edge? The plastic one was not even pre-drilled. I have put pro wings on the blade for this year and they came with real rubber cutting edges. Any suggestions would be of help!:salute:
     
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    If it's what I think, then it's a urethane edge. No, you don't want to take it back. He should have drilled it to fit your plow, but you can do it yourself if you have a drill. It will outperform and outwear your steel or rubber cutting edge when used on pavement.
     
  3. Gregg Blair

    Gregg Blair member
    Messages: 31

    If it's "plastic" it's not urethane. It's polyethylene. Urethane has more of the flexible properties of rubber, but is more durable and last up to 7 times longer.
     
  4. 129

    129 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks guys! Just the advise I was seeking! I'll let ya know how the installation goes. Now if we just get some snow:p
     
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    If you're plowing alot of pavement you want steel, not rubber. Poly edges are a better option than rubber, especially if it was given to you at the cost of a rubber edge :>
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Just wondering if anyone has any feedback or information on expected life expectancy of a plastic cutting edge. Would be using the plow on 60 driveways each one about 25' long x 18' wide, and 89,000 sq. feet of road. Asphalt is all in real good shape, no major gouges, or rough spots. Can I expect a plastic edge to last through approximately 20-25 plowings?
     
  7. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Andrew, that plastic wouldn't even last close to that many clearings. I have a plastic edge on one of my blowers and I'm lucky if it holds out for two clearings of a 128 unit project. Unless someone knows of a product that will hold up longer. I've been looking for the past 3 years.
     
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    So we'd just be better off figuring the price of re-sealcoating their driveways in would be our best bet? Some of these people need a reality check, I remember you telling me about the one condo board that didnt want steel cutting edges, you talked them out of it right? I'll give you a call next week, I never returned your call from a week ago..... we went to a school board meeting last night to hear the results of bidding for plowing for their district, pretty entertaining.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Is it yellow? If so it's a Fall-line Poly blade, work well wears long.:nod:
     
  10. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501