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plow edge need...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow Jaw, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    were can I find a new plow edge for northman plow? can any type work? how much does it cost for a 1/2 or a 5/8 are't they heavy, I think the edge on my plow is 3/8...

    about time for a new one..
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Get at least a 1/2",if not a 5/8" carbide edge.It will far outlast the stock cutting edge.You will have to take a look at yours and match up the bolt pattern and position
  3. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    another thing you may be able to do other than go to a dealer is to go to a local steel shop and have one cut then drill the holes where you need them.

  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Don't get the holes drilled,get them punched.When they punch them,they come out square,so you can use the proper carriage bolts.You can't do that if they are drilled.

    Make sure you get a carbide edge,not mild steel.It will last much longer.
  5. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    I just replaced the original cutting edge on my plow last season. It lasted about 10 or so years which is a long time if you think about it, that one edge did alot of plowing. The original was 3/8"x6". It wasnt completely worn out, but it was "smiling" pretty good on both ends and not scraping as good as a brand new one could. I bought a new one from my local snowplow shop. According to him, they come in 3 thicknesses, 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8". They were sold out of the 1/2", so I had two choices. He suggested for me to go with the 5/8" and I thought it would be a good idea too, so thats what I got. While there, I bought all new hardware to go with it too, bolts, nuts, and lockwashers. If I remember correctly, I believe the new 5/8" edge was $105 and the bolts, nuts and lockwashers were $5. It really scraped good after that and it even looked better on the plow. The 5/8" edge is also alot heavier, but thats comparing it to the worn 3/8" edge I was taking off. This new one should last a long long time, I most definitely wont even have this truck anymore when it needs replacing. Mike