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Cutting edge covered with pipe.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Scavenger, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Scavenger

    Scavenger Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I have a 8' Western Pro Plus that I bought used two years ago. The previous owner has covered the cutting edge with what looks like a piece of 1.5" steel pipe that was split lengthwise, spread open and attached to the bottom of the cutting edge. I now need to replace the pipe as it's wearing quite thin. Is it something that's commercially available, or was it likely a DIY project for the previous owner? I've looked online at some plow part sites but I'm obviously using the wrong search words.

  2. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    There is a thread about this on here somewhere. It was a DIY because a fellow liked to plow his yard a lot and didn't want to tear up his lawn/gravel or something like that.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    That's custom. It's a sod guard
  4. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    yep, its a turf guard. It should just be bolted on with a tab on the ends. Up here our local welding shop makes them. The run about about $40.
  5. Scavenger

    Scavenger Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks everyone. I'll get my local welding to make a new one. :)
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Show us a pic
  7. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    it is also used to plow gravel drives, it prevents the plow edge from digging into gravel and turf.
  8. yloflash

    yloflash Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Yep, up here we call them sod savers, lots of people have gravel drives or want snow pushed way out in yards, this helps keep grass where it belongs till ground is frozen then they get taken off an put away