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Rubber cutting edges....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by skidoo213, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. skidoo213

    skidoo213 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hay quick question,
    local plow supplier is pushing a new thing (to me anyways)
    DuraBoard Snowplow Cutting Edges. Its made out of recyled, Steel-reinforced rubber one inch thick..

    anyone ever used them or have that brand??

    THANKS

    RAY
    upstate ny
     
  2. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    This is not a new concept, a lot of municipal plows use rubber to prevent damage. Better bet is urethane plastic. Lasts longer, scrapes better. MPT and Superior are heavily into the market. Do a search on Urethane or U edges. We converted 5 years ago and won't plow without one. Less noise and damage. Works like a squeegee in wet slop.
     
  3. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    how much more $ are those cutting edges compared to regular ones?
     
  4. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Contact Vince for pricing on MPT, typically a bit more but you get twice the use because you can flip it over and use the other side. We have an edge with over 500 miles of plowing that is barely worn. The other trick to these is to get them 6 inches wider than your plow which gives you a 3 inch curb guard.

    http://www.sarbek.com/ice_snow/plow_blade_edges.shtml

    Vince F. Panaroni Vice President of Urethane Marketing & Technology
    603.742.5180 Phone 603.743.6463 fax vpanaroni@mptek.com
     
  5. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Here are pictures of that edge. This is on a SnoWay 32 Municipal series plow. The steel edge is behind the plastic edge and raised about 1.5 inches.

    Edge 1.jpg

    Edge 2.jpg
     
  6. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Rubber has its time and place, usually for parking decks .
    Todd
     
  7. IMoLwnz.com

    IMoLwnz.com Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I have one from Blizzard and I dont know if I like it or not...

    Its quieter. YES by quite a bit

    BUT I had problems "cutting" into hard stuff with the edge and thought that it may be the way that it worked I had called a buddy to try is plow out on it but he was to bussy at the time. I only had one plow last year so this year with 2 Ill see what I like. Mine wore quite a bit in one year.
     
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Rubber is for slush and delicate surfaces. It can't "cut" into hard pack and will deform under the weight of a parked plow. Very limited uses.

    search the archives and the web- plenty of info on it.
     
  9. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    last yr i put a u-edge on my meyer c-8 very quite and alot smoother
    over raised objects .however didnt work to well on hard packed surfaces
    switched back to steel .

    john