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When to change edge?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by HD61CUIN, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    When is a good time...the metal edge has plenty of height to it in relation to the mold board. The edges are rounded, no longer square so I dont get the full 8'6 on the ground...probably 8' total minus the rounded edges. Overall the edge is about 5''-6" tall
     
  2. rec067

    rec067 Member
    Messages: 34

    I center the blade and drop for a 1/2 mile or so on the dark deserted freeway and grind it flat again.:D
     
  3. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    on some plows you can turn the edge end to end, try this to get it to wear evenly.
    also on some you can turn it upside down.
     
  4. Roger Dodger

    Roger Dodger Senior Member
    from nw Pa.
    Messages: 240

    Why does the mfgr. (Fisher for example) not drill the holes to allow for the edge to flip and give that much extra use from it. Heck, my tractor's blade has that feature. All that comes to mind is extra sales for the mfgr. by wasting that steel attached to the trip-edge.
     
  5. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    rec067,

    Does that really work?

    I'm also noticing a reduction in height, which turns out to cause problems unhooking the Boss plow.

    This could be the problem with wearing no shoes.

    Blade wore 3x as quick.
     
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Roger Dodger, I'm not sure this answers your question but... I talked to a Fisher rep when I was looking at the new plows this year. Apparently the placement of the holes in the edge is in response feedback from users like towns and highway depts.
     
  7. rec067

    rec067 Member
    Messages: 34

    sno

    Yup, it is not perfect just helps to take the center closer to level with the outer edges. did this for three years and a meyes plow. Brand new boss has not needed an adjustment yet. Risk, watch or your speed, road surface and I always do it with no traffic period
     
  8. procare1

    procare1 Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 5

    Snow Way

    good to hear some of the advice i have a Snow way plow and with the extra down pressure i will have to change a cutting edge middle of the year if i run it this way all the time. How long does everyone typically see a cutting edge last.
     
  9. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    The edge on my Meyer is worn more on one side than the other, anybody know why that could be?
     
  10. Ben

    Ben Member
    Messages: 62

    Sno, I have a Boss that I have never used the shoes on and my edge is not wearing any faster. Could your edge be made by a bad run of steel? How old is your plow? Mine is 3 years old and I have not replaced the edge yet. Good luck Ben
     
  11. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    little green guy: this happens to all my plows. It seems that 85% of my plowing is done angled to the right so the blade wears uneven. Other than that i don't really know why
     
  12. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Ben,
    I'm almost sure I need the load boosters or something. My V Boss is wearing a smile on each blade. Forward V must be wearing the edges and Back V must be wearing the center??... All I can figure.

    As Far as I know, there is no adjustment, just 15.5" on the set up.

    Maybe the front end is squatting too much.

    :confused:
     
  13. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    call me crazy

    I know nobody uses the shoes and there use is ridiculed but wont the shoes help the edges of the cutting edge from wearing unevenly( on the ends ) ?
     
  14. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Re: Snow Way

    I have no idea how many hours it translates to, and with the difference in number of events and length of routes it's hard to make comparisons, but I got almost two years on our first Sno-Way edge. As the route grew I got down to about a year per edge with steel. Urethane looks like it's going to last 5-6 years at this point. I don't know how much you're looking at for wear, but you can run that edge until it is almost down to the leg of the channel it bolts to. You can save money on edges by using 3/ X 6 T1 flat stock. T1 is used for wear plates on excavating equipment and should be available from a steel supplier. You will have to burn bolt holes in it, it's too hard to punch or drill.you earn
     
  15. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    All depends on what your plowing, If your scaping down to bare pavement then your going to wear the ege out much faster.
    I'm on my 2nd season with my Western MVP edge & I can see it lasting a few more years. It's almost impossible to scrape down to bare pavement arround here unless your de-icing & we get a LOT of snow. The pavement is most always the first to ice over so were usually scraping over a thin layer of ice.
     
  16. plowking35

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

    Simply put all steel edges will end up with a mile, but urethane will not. It wears evenly across the length of the edge. The exception is a v plow. To many variations that will cause some higher outer and inner edge wear.
    Dino