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cutting edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowdog, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. plowdog

    plowdog Member
    from MN
    Messages: 45

    Wondering if anyone has tried using a carbide cutting edge the county/ state plows run? I like the fact that it is thicker (3/4" vs 1/2") and very tough to wear out but the added weight, about #100 I'm told,is a concern.
  2. SLLNorth

    SLLNorth Member
    Messages: 39

    We have never used these but have some interest in finding out more. Where in MN are u?
    Looks like we may get some tonight.
  3. DTLandscape

    DTLandscape Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 3

    When I was running city trucks we would just double up the cutting edges on the big trucks.
  4. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Just to let you know...there not made of Carbide...maybe a 4140 ...or 4145 mtl

    They would sure last though.
  5. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    Back Draging With Shoes On

    [sorry wrong thread
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2007
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Take the shoes off!!
  7. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    I bet It will dig In and back drag better,With the shoes off...?????...then with them:drinkup: on??
  8. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting Member
    Messages: 92

    my cutting edge is a little rounded at the corners. can i just turn it upside down or should I buy a new one?
  9. plowdog

    plowdog Member
    from MN
    Messages: 45

    I'm s.e. of st. paul- I know a guy who works for MnDOT and he says on a heavy year of plowing, a truck MIGHT go through a cutting edge. I do a lot comm. work and burn through a 1/2" edge part way through the year. I'm looking for a thicker, taller edge to get through the season.
  10. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    The price of a carbide edge would be more then your plow cost new, I would bet.
  11. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    The weight of the carbide inserted edge is a concern that the manufacture have. The extra added weight would require additional ballast to be added to the rear, the figure is 3 to 1 ( for every 1# added to the front, 3# must be added to the rear).
    As for going w/ a taller edge remember that your plow is made to trip w/ the edge that it came with, putting a taller edge on will make it trip entirely different.
    Pricing on carbide inserted edges is around $54.00 a foot.