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Cutting edge!

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by tls22, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Hey guys there might have been a thread about this before, but i dont feel like looking for it! I have had my fisher for 2 winters. It seems i have gone through my cutting edge, i been threw six events in 2 winters, mostly sleet/ice! Is this too soon for a cutting edge to wear? I do run with no skies! They make great paper weights!

    You can see it has wear to the metal part!

    The diff in cutting edge compared to my dads western!
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008
  2. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I assume that plow was brand new when you bought it? If anything you can take that bolted on black cutting edge off, and plow with just the base angle edge to wear that down like an inch or two, then put the bolt on edge back on. You should only have to replace the bolt on edge when it gets like within 2 inches of the bolt holes. I believe this is the way fisher plows were meant to be used, unlike what most people do and put a bolt on edge as soon as they buy the plow.

    Trying to compare a fisher with base angle trip to a western with full trip is hard...the cutting edge on a western is bolted DIRECTLY to the bottom of the moldboard, whereas fisher plows are designed with the base angle trip, as the primary cutting edge. There is like 4 inches below the bolt holes on fisher's trip edge....there is only like an inch or less below the holes on a western, when you take the black cutting edge off. If you dont wear down the base angle on a fisher, and only replace the bolt on edges, your throwing away your cutting edges after only wearing like 1/2" to 1" off them, right? That seems like a big waste to me.:cry: Western and BOSS guys can get like 2-4 inches of wear before they need to be replaced.

    Hopefully more people will have some input.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Yeah the plow was brand new when i got it, i was just worried because i saw it wearing down to the yellow metal piece! I did not know it was safe to take the cutting edge off and run with the metal edge! Thanks for input, i felt is was kind of odd that i had to replace it already! I just got worried because it was down to the metal edge!
  4. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    I have yet to even put a cutting edge on my dump truck, your supose to let them wear down before you do.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If your plowing the sleet/ice you will burn it out faster.The cutting edge will heat up faster and cause it to wear .Snow on the ground acts like a insulator and keeps the edge cooler and and less fiction.
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Thanks gv i did not kno this, we had 3 events with sleet! 1. 2 inches of sleet! 2. 5 inches of sleet! 3. 2 inches of sleet/ ice! Each event i had about 15-20 hours of plowing!

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I wore my trip edge down 3inches before I put on a cutting edge it seam to work fine. Also I use a 5/8x8x8 cutting edge on my truck, I know fisher wont warranty the plow set up if you put this size cutting edge on when its under warranty, Thats why I put it on after the warranty was up. So far so good no problems with the plow setup or wearing the cutting edge out fast. SNOWANDICEMAN
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
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  9. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Like everyone has said you need to wear down the base angle some. You can leave the cutting edge on it and wear them down together and they will last longer but not scrape as well or pull the cutting edge and wear down the base angle then reinstall the cutting edge. The choice is yours. If you use the 8 inch cutting edge it will trip easier until you wear it down a little.
  10. NorwayAuto&Plow

    NorwayAuto&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Put your shoes back on so that the blade wears in a triangular pattern but DO NOT put your spare washers on top of the shoe cup. If you trip the top of the shoe post will push out on the blade face!