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Changing blade attack angle?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 20Silverado05, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. 20Silverado05

    20Silverado05 Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Has anyone done this to their plow . Im gunna trip the blade against a curb or something than drill thru the arrowed holes and put some heavy duty bolts thru each one so the dlade is at a steeper angle.
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    How much steeper are you going..?
    Sounds kind of crazy, but good luck. ussmileyflag
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes it's been tried many times before, no it doesn't work.
  4. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    you wanna change the attack angle of the cutting edge, not the blade correct?:confused:
  5. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Looks like your cutting edge is not bolted flat against the cutting bar. Also, raise the a-frame one hole to get a steeper angle.
  6. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    wont work...it'll keep tripping all the time
  7. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Talk about beatin' the #%$@ outa ya! lol
  8. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    what is your goal for changing the attack angle. why not just put a deflector on it?
  9. KrisR

    KrisR Member
    from NH
    Messages: 37

    also looks like ur plow is in the middle pin on the plow frame, put it in the bottom pin hole that will change the attack angle a little.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    He wants the cutting to sit different. It is so he doesn't ride up ontop of the snow so to speak when he is plow.
  11. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    hey silverado i get what ur saying but if B&B said no then i wouldnt do it haha
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Are you trying to get it to backdrag better? Maybe look into backdrag blade. This is the only reason I can see for doing what you propose.
  13. schutti86

    schutti86 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 35

    I second that!! Just adjust that to the bottom pic,in turn rotates the plow forward! :salute:
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  15. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Just sell it and get an X blade if you want a better attack angle!
  16. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I've noticed the fisher straight blades have a very shallow attack angle, they almost look as if the blade is tilted back too far. I know that this is their design, but what benefit does it have? Is it so the trip edge doesnt trip as easily?
  17. schutti86

    schutti86 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 35

    This would also not be an issue if the damn GM trucks didn't sit SO low to begin with!!
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They are adjustable you know. :cool:
  19. schutti86

    schutti86 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 35

    yes, but not on the cheap if you want to keep your front end long. haha (that is if you are talking about cranking TB and keys)
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Wives tales.