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Another UHMW question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rpm-inc, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Interested in intalling a 1" thick uhmw cutting edge on my 7'6 meyer for a couple reasons.

    First is to remove some weight. The plow is installed on a 1/2 ton ford expedition. I realize its not much, but every bit would help.

    I will be doing mostly driveways, so I think it would be a good selling point to potenial customers with the noise reduction and less chance of damage to the drives.

    I know some people sandwich the uhmw between the steel edge and the plow. That would just make the plow heavier. So my plan is to get a 1" x 6" piece and cut the required bevel on both sides. Then drill the holes in the middle, so I can flip it when the one side gets worn. The cutting edge would be about 1.5 - 2 " below the plow itself. Bolt it using normal bolts, and mcmaster has some thick 1/2 id 2" od steel washers. I can even double the washers if need be. I can also double the amount of bolts by drilling more holes.

    Will this work? Thanks for any advice.
  2. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i dont know if your idea work. i can tell you that they put the steel band across the front and bolt through it to dispurse pressure along the edge and keep the bolt from pulling through the rubber edge.
  3. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I am sure the bolts won't pull through the hard plastic with a 2" washer on it. Found some pieces semi local. 1" for 75 or 1.25" for 140.
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    2in washers will work fine.....and beveling a 1in thick uhmw edge is a waste of time imo. They "break in" quick.
  5. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Going to pick up the 5" piece today.
  6. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    You will regret lightening up the blade, a light blade will raise up and not give you a clean scrape, and it will make backdragging nearly impossible. That's already a light plow, I'd reconsider making it lighter
  7. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Will 30 lbs make that big of a difference?
  8. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Where'd you find them "semi-local"? I'd like to find a piece about 60" long for my JD.

  9. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Midland plastics in rockford Il.
  10. rpm-inc

    rpm-inc Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Here is the only pic i took.....


    Gonna have to modify the wings a bit.
  11. sickleweed

    sickleweed Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Progress report?

    So how did the cutting edge work for you???