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Cutting edges

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by procut1, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Blizzard 810 about 4 years old.

    Been quoted by a local dealer almost $600 for a full set of cutting edges.

    Wondering what others are paying and if there is a better source.

    The Blizzards wear down really fast compared to my other plows but the cost seems high to me for 3 hunks of steel.
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicGo to a welding/metal supply shop , see what they charge for hardened steel. If it sounds good give em your old blades to match up the bolting holes. :nod: But perhaps someones got a economical supplier. So just stay "tuned " to this thread:waving:
  3. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    Not that is the price. Mine is just under $600 per full set installed. Of course they wear down faster, look at the attack angle, what do you expect the edge to last forever like a western? Rule of thumb 1/8 inch for ever 8hrs the blade is on the ground for asphalt only, concrete tears them up twice as fast. Use build ups on the wings, once you get the wings to stop wearing then the main edge just kinda floats there.

    BDEMOTT Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    i know im most people say to leave the shoes at home but i had great luck with them on a blizzard but no other plow. I set them about an 1/8" above the cutting edge and let the edge wear down to the shoe. this dramactically slowers the wing wear because there is alot more metal to wear down, but at the same time didnt compromise the scrape of the plow because the whole edge was still on the ground.
  5. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    that seems on the high side I have in stock for less but they are outrageous priced check with jerres service in erie has with carbide edjes on them last wayyyyyy longer than stock!!!!!
  6. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    What do you mean by using build ups on the wings?? I have two SW that the wings are a good 1/2" shorter that the main edge.
  7. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    weld steel to the wing edges!!! last longer
  8. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    question answered.
  9. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Go to a fab shop and have the main edge made. The first may cost you about the same price, but everyone after that will save you cash. On the wings weld a new piece of steel at the bottom, of course setting it were it will be level with the main edge. Also a set of Winter's Xtendors will help too!
  10. TopKick

    TopKick Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    If I could find a full set for $600, I'd be delighted and would run. Locally, we're north of $1000CAD + taxes to get the center and wings for an 8611.