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whats a u edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CARDOCTOR, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    first time i heard of a u-edge what is it ,what are the advantages

    where can i buy one




    cardoctor:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. plowking35

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

    www.articgroomer.com
    call me at 860-608-1842 and I will happy to help you find a dealer
    do a search, this has been discussed several times, and some here dont like when I restate all the good things about the u edges over and over again
    Dino
     
  3. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    And over and over and over and over again,give it a break man,i'm sure they are wonderfull,if god had a snowplow i'm sure he would contact you to find his nearest dealer:D ,sorry,just kiddin i think i am getting ready to give one a try,if i only knew who to contact:waving:
     
  4. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Do some urethane edge comes in black color?
     
  5. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    The jury is still out on the urethane edges in my book. I can say they seem to be holding up ok on my RCS pushers, but the one I have for my ATV seems to be wearing way too fast. I'll keep an eye on it and keep everyone updated.
     
  6. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    i think im buying rubber, much cheaper:cool: and i too dont know where to get urethane so fug it.:drinkup:
     
  7. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn Member
    Messages: 67

    Yes, actually, I believe they do ... I think Pleiger makes them in black. If not them, then you might look to Advanced Urethane Solutions, that may be the one I am thinking of ... don't rememeber right now ....

    MTP, CUE, and Falline all make the standard yellow and also red and blue ... depending on the wear resitant properties and blends of elastopolymers they incoperate into the product if I am not mistaken. Basically I think the color (code) is an industry standard for the wear resitance and application. Yellow is the least wear resistant ... good for your average plower (slow speed), red would be for higher speed (muni's), blue I think is the toughest and would be for say a Cat 966 scraping away gravel all day long or for a very heavy State plow truck running at 40+ MPH.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2002
  8. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    You can see how one of our U edges is mounted on a Sno Way in this pic. On the front side, there is less than an inch of urethane exposed. I get the best of both edges like this (thanks BRL) on the thicker hardpack, the steel makes contact with it, in open uncompacted areas, the U makes contact. There is just enough U exposed for the plow to go right over manholes, trench drains and the like. Even with the downpressure on.

    ~Chuck

    u-edge1.jpg
     
  9. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Hey Chuck,
    That's exactly what I was thinking. Plus there is more overhang in the back, so there wasn't much choice without getting a different "washer". Glad to hear my theory is happening with real world use.