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Xblade Cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by BigDave12768, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Can I bolt up a regular cuttung edge to and xbalde. I know the xblade has 10 bolts. But the 2 extra look like they could be skipped. I also understand I need the 5/8 holes. But I found a 8x8x5/8 with 5/8 holes. That 6 inch one from Fisher seems a bit useless. Will it bolt up. I have seen x blades with regular edges. Just not sure if they had special holes punched
     
  2. crossboneracing

    crossboneracing Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    I have a regular edge on my 9' Xblade. I dont see any reason why it would matter??
     
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    the bolt holes lined up? Thats my biggest concern
     
  4. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    go to fisher dealer and but the x blade edge. holes are diferent for the yellow plows and wont line up and by the way THE X BLADE EDGE IS REVERSIBLE WHEN YOU BUY IT, BUY A EXTRA SET OF BOLTS WHEN IT WEARS DOWN FLIP IT OVER 2 BLADES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. bad93blaster

    bad93blaster Member
    Messages: 62

    yes the bolts line up. you dont use the outer 2 holes
    i have a 5/8 8inch edge on mine if i was to do it again i would go with a 6 inch
     
  6. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    really it just seems that I will go down to the trip edge so fast with a flipable 6 inch. I would rather just bolt up the 8 inch and not worry about it for a year or 2
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    the extra 2" makes the plow edge trip much faster over objects.
     
  8. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Did you wear down the trip edge a bit yet? You should have run it a while without any edge on it to wear it down.
     
  9. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    This may help. What I do when I'm plowing city roads during a storm, is I chain my plow to the highway chain spot so when I drop my plow, my front suspension never unloads, the plow BARELY hits the pavement, but all the weight is still on my truck. (final cleanup of course drop the plow all the way, but only once). What this does is this.

    1. Saves the truck front suspension from constantly loading/unloading

    2. Saves the cutting edge because the entire weight of the plow is still on the fron tires, not on the edge.

    3. Gives WAY better traction because the front tires are still loaded while pushing snow.

    4. Plow trips are way less violent as the weight of the plow is still on the front tires, not the plow edge.

    Try it out.
     
  10. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well I got my new edge today. I went with the 8x6x5/8 This is a regular cutting edge not the flip one. The guy I bought it off of told me he didnt think it would work. Probably go back on Wednsday to show him. I forgot to get extra bolts. I will let you know How she cuts
     
  11. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    How much was the cutting edge? I really need to get another one. I flipped mine at the beginning of the year and have just been eating it up.
     
  12. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    $158 out the door price. That was tax and bolts. Permaline in Brockton still got cutting edges. Dont foret you need the 5/8 holes. You can get a flip one for about $130 with bolts.

    Permaline is on Court st Brockton MA they are right next to Police station
     
  13. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yeah there was no way i was going back to a flip. Now I got about 4 inches to burn off before I get a new one, And its the 5/8 inch edge not the 1/2
     
  14. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  15. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    We order hardened 3/4" blades for our plows. I usually get with the guy in the summer when he places the order for the municpalities. They order through Bucyrus in Ohio. I will need a new edge for next year. Haven't had this plow long enough to have replaced it yet, but as soon as I get the order in I should have a price.

    I will keep everyone posted ifinterested. How much longer should the 5/8 blade last over the 1/2" model.
     
  16. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    My 8' x blade cutting edge lasted about 2-3 storms then had to flip it. I switched to a 6x5/8" edge and has lasted into my 3rd season.
     
  17. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well its cuts real nice. My old one which was sort of burned down more on the sides then the middle seemed to be a bit messy. So I am real happy with this new on

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  18. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Wow is that clean.

    Mine leaves a little more than that, prolly like the one you just took off. Not flat.

    It just doesn't seem like an 1/8" more in thickness would add that much life. Let us know how your is at the end of the season BigDave.
     
  19. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I figured out why you would not put an 8 inch back on last night. With the blade at full angle it must rub the ground taking corners and small dips. I heard mine scrape a few times. I personally dont think a Chevy could get away an 8 inch one
     
  20. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not sure 1/8 helps at all. The factory edge was not lvl. So when you cut blade to one side it was up a hair or so from uneven wear. Leaving a white skim of snow on pavement. Then you drive over it with ALL terain tires they pick it up and make lil pellets. Personally I am the biggest slob in the world. But I plow neat and hate lag. So the pelletes are not that big of an issue becuase my lot gets heavily salted. But i am really impressed with plow now with new edge.