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When you wear out your cutting edge...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gqnine44, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. gqnine44

    gqnine44 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    We have a Meyer plow on which the steel cutting edge has worn uneven and thus its plowing performance is subpar. My question...Can we unbolt the plate, drill new holes, and mount it upside down? Has anyone done this before? Any reason why it wouldnt work? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    hmmmm dont see why it wouldent work, lol give it a shot and see.worst that can happin is it sux and you end up buying a new cutting edge, best case you dont have to buy a new edge.
     
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I wouldn't waste the time or the drill bits. The steel used for cutting edges is very hard. Which makes drilling it a nightmare. A new cutting edge and bolt kit is cheap enought. About $125 or so depending on where u live.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    It's a wast of time just get a new edge.

    You will notice the new edge does not make full contact with the ground as the old edge did.
    Swing it all of the way to one side and take a look.

    Your old edge is uneven form the truck (carton) mount being to high off of the ground or to low. Adjust it to the MFG's recommend hight.
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    You'd spend more on drill bits and lube than the cost of the new cutting edge after trying to drill through that stuff.!
     
  6. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    last year we started using road grader cutting edges from the local county barn. i can get used ones (still have 1-2"left) for scrap metal price or i can get new ones for $50 for a 7 footer so for $150 i can have two plows replaced that are taller, thicker and much stronger that OEM.
     
  7. gqnine44

    gqnine44 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the advice. I guess we'll just get a new edge - That is some thick metal. I was thinking of using a hydrolic punch but it is probably too thick for that too. Anybody try J.Thomas for edges?


    Not sure what you mean here but am interested to find out. This is a Meyer plow on a '02 F250. Can't we just lower it by adjusting the chain?
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    the height he's talking about is the hinge pin center.

    Above 10 inches to center the wear edge will not set evenly on the ground when you angle. Often a tire change after the plow is installed will raise the truck enough to effect the edge wear.