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Do I need A cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Grant9454, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 34

    Hi everyone we just got our fisher HT installed today and it does not have a cutting edge on it. One of my dads friends who does the plowing for all the towns schools said we need one but is this true? And if not when would be the appropriate time to put one on? Thanks for your help!!
  2. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    i think they are similar to women. Some guys think they need them. Others do just fine with out them.
  3. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 34

    That is a great answer to that question!! But it won't hurt the plow to not have one?
  4. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    naaaaa, they are over rated.
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Wow are you a Blondie
  6. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    WTF??? IF you bought it new it should have one and if it dont you better be getting one. Do some research good god
  7. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Does your plow truck need an engine?
  8. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    What the hell? Why didn't you plow come with a cutting edge? And what makes you think you don't need one? Seriously?
  9. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    No, but someone left out the crank at the factory.

    Post a picture, kinda curious
  10. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry.
  11. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Laugh so hard you cry?
  12. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I bought a great shovel but it didn't come with a handle.
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Fisher plows don't come with cutting edge.You can either put one on right away or wear down the trip edge a little then put one on.
  14. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 34

    Thanks grandview I am new to this guys and I knew that the cutting edge was an option with fisher plows Im just not sure if I really need one right away or not?
  15. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,979

    if you are not running height shoes i would put it on......if you are and the edge is running on the ground you could wait....all depends how much you are going to plow
  16. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    That's interesting. Learn something new everyday.
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Some guys say the extra weight from a cutting edge is a good thing on the HT. Helps with chatter.

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    For the guys that don,t think you need a edge.Why would you want to prematurely wear down your mold board?When the cutting edge gets worn out and you are now on the mold board.Then you run it all little longer then you should nownyou just wore down the some of that board.At about $350 on a 8' a $175 edge is money well spent.
  19. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 34

    Alright guys thanks for the input went back to the dealer today an he actually just gave us an edge for free the first time!! So I will put it on it definatkey won't hurt
  20. jhenegh

    jhenegh Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 39

    That's definitely the right thing to do in my opinion! Good for him