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Urethane Edge questions for ATV

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Raptor, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Raptor

    Raptor Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hi everyone. I've just joined this great Forum and I've read a lot here about "U-Edges" and seen enough that I'm wondering if I should buy one for my 54" WARN ATV plow?

    I also have some specific questions regarding Polyurethane Blades (for an ATV Plow):

    1. What overhang (length) beyone the plow would you recommend

    2. What should the size (width & thickness) be

    3. What overhang (beyond the moldboard) would you recommend

    4. Does anyone have any idea of the best Durometer(hardness) for a Homeowner/Occassional Help the Neighbor's U-Blade...

    5. Ballpark price for such a blade?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    do a search
    i have a wolverine with a u-edge
    just installed on the blade

    should help keep the rider from getting shot over the handle

    if the surface is uneven

    bought a 8" blade cut in half that way i have a spare






    cardoctor
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    3/4" thick, 4" wide center drilled
    1" over hang our durometer is in the low 80's
    We would have to sell an edge 3/4" x 60" x 8"
    You would then rip in half, and cut to length.
    The edge would be 125.00 plus shipping.
    Dino
     
  4. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    You won't regret spending the $125 if your experience is anything like mine. I bought one from Dino last year for our Kodiak with Warn plow and I was very impressed with the results. We left a few inches of overhang on each end and have not had any problems associated with that.

    I ran the blade on dry pavement to start the break-in process. This will help eliminate the classic chattering problem that you may have heard of from past posts on the topic. I just drove mine around a parking lot with the blade down for several minutes and that worked fine.

    As Dino said, you rip the edge in half, which yields two cutting edges. My guess is that my machine will wear out before I need to utilize the leftover edge.
     
  5. Raptor

    Raptor Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks everyone for all the help.

    @Dino - You said 4" wide center drilled
    We would have to sell an edge 3/4" x 60" x 8"
    You would then rip in half, and cut to length.

    Additional Questions:

    Would the 3/4" x 60" x 8" piece be Un-drilled? If it's pre-drilled - then I rip to 4", it would mess up the holes wouldn't it?
    Or are there (two) rows of holes 2" from each edge?

    Would a Durometer in the low 80's be a little too hard for a light plow? The Warn ATV plow is considered a Medium Wt. (compared to other ATV plows).

    What overhang (beyond the moldboard - Vertical direction) would you recommend for my application?

    Thanks Again,
    Jeff
     
  6. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    edge is un drilled, after you rip the edge, drill hols to your pattern in the center of each 4" section. The edge wont be to hard, by keeping the edge to 3/4" it will flex fine, and keep everyone in good shape. The steel edge that the plow came with has 0 flex, so the u edge will be a big improvement over that.
    1" past the plow on each side is more than enough.
    Dino
     
  7. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i used my old worn edge to hold the u-edge on
    and makes a good templet for drilling holes











    john
     
  8. Raptor

    Raptor Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Dino, You must always be here:)

    " 1"past the plow on each side is more than enough"

    Same for overhang distance extended beneath the plow?

    Looks like I'll be calling you soon!


    CARDOCTOR - Thanks for the tips...

    Jeff
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2003
  9. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    purchased mine u-edge from dino

    fast service
    easy to contact if you have any problems








    john
     
  10. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    If you center drill the 4" slab of urethane, then the amount of edge exposed beneath the moldboard will be governed by that.
    Dino
     
  11. Bow Hunter TJ

    Bow Hunter TJ Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Hey Raptor If you buy a long enough U- edge from plow king I will split the cost with you! I need an edge for a 48" cycle country plow.. or maybe he could cut it in half and sell us each half of it??
     
  12. Bill c

    Bill c PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ny
    Messages: 85

    I bought a cutting edge from dino last year for my 50" cycle country vee blade.The edge has performed awesome and the plow no longer tears the turf up.