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Carbide cuttinf edges

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
Just installed a set of carbide cutting edges on an EZ-V
Had to custom fit them at a buddies welding shop they come in 4' lengths. Only plowed one storm with them, and no sign of wear. I know the trend has been to polyurethane, but got a deal on these and thought I would give them a try.
Anybody else ever try them? Government highway plows use them up here and get about 4000 miles out of a set.


Bill
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
Alot of airports use them on access roads. They do last. Be carefull, how wide are your edges? If they are more than 6" they will tear the fisher apart. The plow was designed for 6" and if you put a 8" or so edge on it, it changes the amount of leverage on all the pivot and gusset points. I have seen this first hand, and it isnt pretty. The edge wil last a very long time, but wont give you the other benifits of the u edge. However the u edge isnt for everyone, and the carbide is a good alternative for wear.
Just a ? tho, if the sections are only 4' how does that work on a section of moldboard 4'3"
Dino
 
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nsmilligan

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
Dino

They're 6" wide, and I've already added spacers on the springs, found the edges tripped too easy, this was before the carbides. As to how I fitted them, I cut two pieses 30" long out of each of the 4' pieces and two 20" out of the other, cut those to fit the angle of the EZ-V mold -board, and matched up the holes for the center wipers.
That why I used my buddy's shop, he had the equipement to cut them nice and pretty like, there's 16 1/2" cutting edge bolts holding them on instead of the original 10.

Bill
 
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nsmilligan

nsmilligan

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Nova Scotia
Here's a picture of my carbide edges second season NO wear yet!
That's some where around 2000 miles of plowing! Divide that by half for backing up!

Bill

PS I got the edges from the local public works AFTER they were worn out by their standards, and I use to go through a set of 1/2 thick inch high wear edges each season, the Fisher OEM's lasted 1/2 season.

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