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Polyurethane Cutting Edges

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sfoglio, May 14, 2015.

  1. sfoglio

    sfoglio Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    What is the general interest of polyurethane cutting edges? I am not referring to UHMW
  2. WesternSnowPlow

    WesternSnowPlow Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 1

    They're great for plowing sensitive area, generally on interlock pavement but also used on asphalt. The poly is much easier on the plowing surface than a steel cutting edge, does much less damage but you can't use a poly edge like you would a steel - well you could but it wouldn't last

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    great for slush but cant scrape ice.
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Terrible on hardpack. They dont work well with lake effect snow either as it is generally more of a wetter/heavier type snow
  5. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I agree with what the others have said. My SD 7.5' came with one. I used it the last two seasons. Seems to wear really well. It'll push wet snow ok as long as no one has driven over it before you plow it. It sucks big time back blading wet snow.

    If giving the choice, I'd pass on it and get a metal one.

    Just my $.02, NYH1.
  6. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    No rust stains on concrete, glides over stone and grass.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    They're great for wings on Blizzards and Eblings. They suck for the main edge.
  8. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    I hate to disagree with the Smartest man on Plowsite........But.....They are Ok on the wings on XLS.....Get aboot a season out of mine....Please dont rise up on me and call me a Moron......Just my opinion.......:drinkup:......:popcorn:
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Poly edges (except for on the wings of blizzards and eblings when they always work great) really only work well if you pre-apply ice melt. If there is a bond between the blacktop and snow poly will do a poor job and greatly increase your ice melt material requirements.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    I would never call you a moron. ;)