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MVP middle rubber strip

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by MetroTurf, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. MetroTurf

    MetroTurf Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have 2 MVP plows and cant seem to keep the rubber strips in the middle of them. I am constantly losing them out of my plows. I have missing now and the rubber piece is on back order. I ordered the same piece for the fisher v but it doesn't work. Any ideas on how to fix this problem or anyone know of a place that has some of these in stock?
  2. Chase88

    Chase88 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    I know what you mean! I think what Im going to do is go to the fab shop in town,and have them make me a cutter edge like the new ones.That way I can get rid of the rubber thing!
  3. MrDeez

    MrDeez Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 22

    I just go down to my local "rubber supply" company. They have scrap pieces of rubber...I get a 4x8x2" piece for pennies and take those brackets off...used some large washers and nylon nuts...I have done this for a couple of years now and it's alot cheaper fix than the $35.00 piece that rips off anyway. For your info, on the ANGELOS site they used to have this part for about $22.00 if in stock.
  4. MetroTurf

    MetroTurf Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    The new plows arent any different are they? I bought a new MVP last year and it came with the nighthawk lights but the center is the same.
  5. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I haven't really looked into it, but at first glance, it appears to me that they have replaced the rubber middle with two steel angle pieces. I may be wrong, but I think the only change necessary is to drill a new hole on each side and bolt on the new cutting edge center. If this is true, you will probable have to replace your main cutting edge as they would be shorter (you could probably just cut your originals, if there not too worn).

    Again, this could be way off base, but, on the other hand, I may be correct...LOL. Hopefully, someone will come on here and set it straight.

    You can take a look at the instructions to install the new 4 piece cutting edge here: http://www.westernplows.com/pdf/29665.00_031507.pdf

    It looks like it's a pretty good possibility.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2007
  6. MetroTurf

    MetroTurf Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am very curious if I can change to the new style cutting edge. If it is an easy change you bet I will spend the extra money.
  7. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 98

    My new MVP that I purchased this year has the 4 piece cutting edge. It is worlds better than dealing with that old rubber flap that barely makes it through one storm.
  8. MetroTurf

    MetroTurf Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I just got off the phone with my western parts man and he says the new cutting edges won't go on the older plows. He says the bolts are bigger or something. It sounded like a pretty goofy reason. I would really like to hear from someone who has tried this.
  9. lonny in iowa

    lonny in iowa Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2

    mvp center rubber

    Just for everyones information, I just purchased a western Mvp Plus plow. The cutting edges are curved in the middle and that is supposed to eliminate the snow line in the center of the plow. The cutting edges are adjustable and are supposed to have an eighth inch gap when in a straight position. I have voiced a concern to westen, as my plow still leaves snow between the cutting edges. The cutting edges are a different bolt pattern and are larger bolts so putting the new style cutting edges on an older plow would be difficult. Also the hydraulic system and controller are completely different from any older plow so dealers parts on hand may be difficult until there are a few more new models out there. Another change of note is that the starter relay is in the plow control box, and no longer located under the hood so wire looms are also different. I also noticed someone else posted that their mvp plow cam with ATF fluid instead of western oil. I have used both and can tell you from experience that when its really cold outside western oil flows a whole lot better and the motor runs with less resistance.