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Uhmw

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by umdman44, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. umdman44

    umdman44 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am looking find out if i could get a full season of plowing out of UHMW edges. Conditions: Average snowfall, 50 residentials and 30 commercials, using 810 blizzard plows, no shoes, have commercial customers who want lots scraped. Currently i can get one and half seasons out of steel. Could i expect to get more for my dollar out of uhmw? Any help is appreciated!!!
     
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    As there seems to be so many different grades an the market-I will say my experience with my speedwing. I changed over 2 years ago, averaged 1 1/2 seasons with metal, would project at least double if not triple with the poly edge. Not quite as good on ice, but no complaints as I salt after applications.
     
  3. umdman44

    umdman44 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the reply. I am the type to buy in bulk. So if i go to poly i want to make sure i will get more life out of an edge. I was looking to buy a 1 1/2 inch 4'X10' sheet.
     
  4. Polymerman

    Polymerman Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    UHMW Grades

    You will find that the best product for most plow applications is the natural or virgin grade, normally found in an off white color. Many manufacturers will have a pigment embedded for either identfication or to match their marketing needs. In cases where extreme wear is encountered, using a blend with glass or ceramic beads embedded can help resist wear and maintain a slightly better structual integrity.
     
  5. T-MAN

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

    THe 810 poly edges from blizzard do not scrape well. They chatter like crazy on dry pavement doing clean ups. Stick with steel, and run winter carbides on your wing edges.
    JMO