Poly Edge, how long?

oldmankent

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I'm going to put a poly edge on my snoway and am going to cut it a bit long for scraping curbs and such. Question is, how much should it stick out beyond the blade on each side? I'd think at least 1.5 inches, but not more than 2.75". I'm looking for the perfect length. Thanks, and hope everyones' summers are going well, Nick.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
1.952364784215698745321" is the perfect amount of overhang.
Anywhere between 1.5-3" will work fine, its all in the personal preference. IMO, I would start at 3", you can always cut it down.
Dino
 

Garagekeeper

Senior Member
Location
Glenview, Ill.
I would have to say that it depends on the thickness and length of the edge that you purchased and how aggressive of a plower you are. We have sold edges to plowers that drive their "own truck" and have a 2' over hang on a 1" thick edge and have had excellent corner wear, but I don't think that they are plowing areas that have alot of concrete curbing. The problem with having to much over hang occurs when you are windrowing or hit something with the corner, an over extended edge tends to flex back around the square bottom corner of the angle on the moldboard and is punctured upon "hard" impact with curbing or other objects. Of coarse this problem decreases when thicker edges are used or has had the corners reinforced. As far as a "perfect" length it's really up to you depending on your plowing style. John
 

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