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Rubber edge chatter

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Whiffyspark, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I spent my week driving a new fisher hd2 with rubber edge. It chattered like hell whenever pavement was half clean trying to clean up. I tried dropping it at highway speeds and it didn't make a difference. Weird thing is our westerns don't chatter at all ?

    Anyone got any ideas? It's setup right push beam is level. The only thing I can thing off is the trip edge has something to do with it? It chattered so bad the whole truck was shaking lol
     
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Replace with steel?
     
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Doesn't want steel. They break them
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Welcome to the world of rubber or urethane.
     
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    WTF are they plowing? Stone walls?

    Custom made mild steel will give rather than snap..
     
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Same thing happened with my new xls
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We have one major site that is riddled with man hole covers. I've seen them take a chunk out of them before. Snapping the bolts is common lol. Our dealer recommend rubber and since then he has switched everything to rubber and no more issues.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Without enough snow\moisture to lube the edge, this will be an issue under certain conditions. Not much you can do aboot it.
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Kinda like a rubber pusher with out the down pressure of a skid or a loader
     
  10. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 657

    Lube it up with grease or something before you go out. Boss wings do this as well its super annoying.
     
  11. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    What kind of grease
     
  12. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 657

    Whatever you got. just be careful not to put a ton on because its gonna get on your truck after you drive over it.

    A combo of wd40 fluid film and costal red works good for me