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"V" cutting edge

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ratherbfishin, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Broke a nice chunk off the corner of the edge last storm:dizzy: It was getting close to needing a replacement anyways!

    So my question...being my first "V" are there any suggestions on edges as far as after market, tips,etc. or should I just return to a stock edge?
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Go with oem. Cheap and quality don't go together.
     
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I've got 5/8" on my EXV. The inside edges are still 1/2" though. I would love to run poly edges on this plow. I'm gonna look into it come summer. You could try some additional carbide edges, but I would put them on the outside and inside of the blade.
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    What "V" is it. I would just go with an OEM one. If its a Fisher just make sure its 1/2" instead of the pathetic 3/8". We also have Myer curb guards put on at the same time, they bolt right up and save the cutting edge a ton and protect the plow sides. I just had one done and everything was 566.00 for everything.
     
  5. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    In the past I have gone with hot rolled steel cut to my spec's and I have drilled my own holes. this season I decided to try a hardox 400 cutting edge. The hot rolled was 1/2"thick and 8" tall the hardox is 1/2" thick and 6" tall. The hardox was 4x the price and I am getting the same wear out of it. My suggestion is get the hot rolled from a steel company and drill your holes. I paid $105 for a 10 foot section of the hot rolled.
     
  6. The Fisher OEM edge for an 8.5 XV2 is $400 1/2 inch thick not 3/8.
     
  7. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
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    The original edge for a 8.5 xv2 is a 3/8, you only get the 1/2 if you get the 9.5 It didn't last long since I already replaced it with a nice 5/8 one that hopefully will last longer.
     
  8. Yeah, I think you misunderstood me. Yes the original edge was 3/8 but I bought a replacement edge from Fisher that is 1/2 inch. The 3/8" gave a hell of a scrape but it didn't last half the season.....
     
  9. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

    ah ok yeah same here, I almost went with the 1/2 inch this time around but it was only a few more dollars for the 5/8 so I went with that.
     
  10. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    unhcp
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Motorman 007 View Post
    The Fisher OEM edge for an 8.5 XV2 is $400 1/2 inch thick not 3/8.

    The original edge for a 8.5 xv2 is a 3/8, you only get the 1/2 if you get the 9.5 It didn't last long since I already replaced it with a nice 5/8 one that hopefully will last longer.

    Where did you guys get your 5/8" edges ?
     
  11. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I ended up with the OEM 5/8" edge from the local Fisher dealer...$450.00+/- installed. I had them install it cause I do not have a torch. Seems like every time I install, there are a bolt or two that just won't give...