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Cutting edges

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by babs2972, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Just curious what kind of Steele you all use for your cutting edges? Hot rolled,cold rolled,AR 400, or hardox 400?
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I use 5/8''x 8'' plate steel which is mild steel
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The one that costs me 425.00 bucks from the dealer!
  4. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 263

    I had friends that were getting them made of ar , and by the time they had them cut out and drilled they cost more than buying them pre made, we have a mine supply depot , they ordered us in a higher carbon content pre punched top mount balde to our specs , for under 150$, with options of even higher carbon content or stepping up to a 5/8 blade too
  5. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Well, I just picked up my hardox 400. They say it is one step up from AR 400. I paid $345 for a 7' 5" piece with 7 holes burnt in and 2- 17" long pieces for a blizzard 810 power plow that weighs just under 1000#. 1/2" thick by 6" wide also. I will let you know how it wears.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  6. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey guys, just an update on the haedox cutting edge. Don't waste your $$. I am getting the same wear out of the hardox edge as the hot rolled steel at 3x the price of the hot rolled!
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    A friend just bought a 9.6 MVP and his edge is to the mold board
    My plate steel I still have 4'' of wear left and I plow more then he does
    His is 1/2''x6 harden steel from western
    Mine is plate steel 5/8''x8'' mine cost half what western edge harden edge does
    Pretty much 80% of plow guys around here makes there edges same way I do Since its a hour drive one way to a edge dealer