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thickness of your blades

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by TPC Services, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    A friend of mine is looking at your plows but in the specs it does not show the thickness of the mold board blade just the cutting edge size, like boss are 3/8's on there super dutys westerns are 3/8's. is your thickness less is this why the blades weighs less then theres?he was told he can only put the 26 and not your 29 blade on his 04 f150. why wold this be. Boss and western told him that he could put the 7'6 commercial blades on that same truck!!
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Go to the Snoway link on the top of the page. go to snowplows, and use the vehicle fit guide. According to it you can put a 7'6" 29 Commercial series on that plow.
    If you go to the plow specs it lists the 29 wearedge as being 3/8 x 6. The reason the plow is lighter is engineering and materials. Check the web site it answers all your questions.:waving:
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2006
  3. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    yes I now the wearedge is 3/8 by 6 but what is the thickness ofthe actual plow blade? like your steel blades are made out of 11ga steel. what is the polymoldboard thickness boss has a 3/8's poly moldboard
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The "skin" is 1/8 polycarbonate.same material aircraft windshields are made of. research and development hired Larry the Cable Guy to shoot chickens at them:rolleyes: seriously it has the same tensile yield strength as steel, it's totally different material them the other plow manufacturers are using, yes it helps lower the weight, it's also stronger and slides snow better then the polypropylene, and polyurethane boss, meyer, western and the rest are using.
     
  5. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    Basher is correct. Those who look at it have the impression that it is "plexi-glass" and will break on impact. Polycarbonate is a very durable material, originally manufactured by GE under the trade-name of "Lexan". Some other uses include a shatter-proof alternative to glass and impellers on GE jet engines. It is resistant to cold-weather (it will not become brittle). In addition to the impact resistance and its light weight, as Basher mentioned, it is also "super slippery" (engineering speak...it has a very low friction co-efficient) and will roll snow off much easier (and at slower travel speeds) than painted steel and the polyurethane used by other plow manufactures.

    There are many websites that go into much more detail than this. Simply type "Lexan" or "Polycarbonate" in your search engine to learn more about this product and why it is Sno-Way's blade skin of choice.
     
  6. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    what kind of warrenty does the skin have then? and also if they are unbreakable then why is there one on ebay that has a crack clear across it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2006
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Who said they where unbreakable?:confused: