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Replaced cutting edges on 8611LP

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by WIPensFan, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Put on new cutting edges today. The wings have carbide welded on to them, hopefully they last longer than the originals. The plow was bought in 07' so not only are the main cutting edge bolts a pain in the a$$ to get at, they were of course rusted on. All had to be WD-40ed and 4 had to be heated up for a while to break them loose. 2 wing bolts had to be heated, the 2 outside bolts on each wing see more salt exposure so the were really rusted. I Fluid Filmed the crap out of all the new nuts and bolts before I put them on.

    I know it's not technically a hard project, but for one person it's not something I would want to do often! By the way, does anybody know how much the main cutting edge weighs!?:eek:
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Nice. Ya they can be a PIA, and heavy is right! Just removed some 1/2" edges from 2 full size 8611's. I cut them up for wing edge material and just the small sections weighed a lot lol.
  3. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    weight depends on thickness
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    How do you use them for wing edge material?
  5. nathanlacourse

    nathanlacourse Member
    Messages: 37

    should help alot i used to go through 2 or 3 edges a year put carbide edges on and went 2 year on an edge and we do all black top plowing

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Weld them to the wings edge
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks, I wasn't sure.
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Sorry, yes^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I hadn't seen the question.
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    No problem at all.
  10. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    you went through two or three a year?????? That is crazy, you need to look at how you are plowing if that is the case
  11. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    I've been able to extend ours out to about a season and a half using urethane wing edges and steel main edge.
  12. nathanlacourse

    nathanlacourse Member
    Messages: 37

    we had thirty plus pushes last two years all big lots wal mart and lowes there from first snowflake to end of storm just saying they increase life of cutting edge alot
  13. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Did you just put Curb Runners on them? They work great.
  14. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    We always use 2 guys to put edges on. Using the 5/8" main edge, one guy on each end to line it up and put a carriage bolt on each end. Then one guy holds the edge while the other gets under (jack stand under the a-frame of course) and puts the nuts on with the impact. Very difficult to hold the edge and carriage bolt and put the nuts on by yourself.
  15. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    No, there is a whole plate welded on the wing, but it does have a curb guard.

    I don't have any helpers I'm willing to pay to stand and watch me do it. I got er done.