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How much difference does a new cutting edge make?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snowpower, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Im considering replacing mine. Little rounded on the ends. Nothing wrong with it as far as I can tell. It's the original edge. Ive had it three seasons now and the blade is 7-8 years old. I dont think it was used a ton when I bought it on the truck.

    But will I notice a difference?

    What dictates when they need replaced?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What type of plow?
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    I put a new one on last season 2nd snow. My edges are alredey starting to round.

    I would say if it sits flat and level, leave it there.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    As long as it cleans the pavement fine and isn't wearing the frame of the blade, I would keep it. At the beginning of the season if I don't think it will last the whole season, I put a new one on. I don't want to have to change it when I'm busy.
  5. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    you will not notice a differ!

    but the cutting edges do normaly wear a little more on the ends but if you have excesive wear you may want to make sure your a-frame is level

    It don't matter what kind of blade it is but is it a meyer.

    Did you ever get you'r exhaust manifold fixed? or did not create any more prob.s
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    "Smiling" is normal. You won't notice much difference with a new edge. Just be careful how much it's wearing towards the spring shackles.
  7. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Thanks guys. It still has good steel on it so it stays.