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Winter Carbides

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by plowin-fire, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    Read about some guys putting winter carbides on the wings on an 810? Wonder if someone can explain a bit more on this topic? My edges are about half and wondering if you add these to existing edges or new ones upon replacement.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    they go on new wing edges. I had good luck until my last set of edges where the main edge was wearing faster than the wing edges and would ride on the wing edges and not scrape clean. Not sure if we are going to go back to the winter edges or not after this.
     
  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Same thing is happening to me. My edges last me almost 2 seasons, but I have noticed more wear in the wing slides, since most the plow is riding on the wings. I havent decided if I want to go no carbides or put some carbides on the main edge yet.
     
  4. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    Maybe I will just double up the edges when I get the new one....
     
  5. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Weld em on the existing edges. Love mine 3 years still going strong.
     
  6. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    just pulled mine off my newest 810. I can get them to Jerry's if someone wants to give me $50 for the set. Hardly used.
     
  7. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Why did you pull them off?
     
  8. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    the main edge is worn a solid 1/2" more than the wing edges. It was scraping terribly.
     
  9. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    I have done that, Winter Edges are better

    Same here

    Interesting :rolleyes:
     
  10. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Thats exactly what I am experience on both of mine. The main edge wears faster than the wings. Then the wings wind up taking most the weight as they are wore down as far.
     
  11. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I weld them on and mine have been wearing fine. Is there something wrong with your wings maybe they are loose or the plow angle could be tilted back and not riding on the wings like when you see a push box with the rubber edge worn down . Unsure how the center can wear a 1/2 inch more than the wings if the center is not hitting the ground.
     
  12. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Different conditions, different wear patterns...lots of factors including speed, running wings in scoop, etc. I've had main edges wear faster as well, using the winter carbides and plan to add a center winter edge to equalize wear on wings/main edges.
     
  13. nathanlacourse

    nathanlacourse Member
    Messages: 37

    was going through 2 to 3 edges a year put carbide edges on and have gone through one edge in two year with a ton of plowing all blacktop love them and still scrape great
     
  14. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I just got a new set of edges with carbides on the wings. I think im going to add 2' of my old edge and weld it onto the new main. See what that does.