is the regular stock your buying high carbon steel? if not doesn't it wear out fast?Sno4U;485084 said:If a person runs multiple plows here's what we do. I've contacted steel suppliers and have bought regular 6" x 1/2" steel stock. I cut it and drill holes using the old edge as template. I can buy grade 8 bolts cheaper than in a bolt "kit" from Western, Etc. Only problem is I cannot do the square punched holes so I have regular bolts in my blades. I cannot tell the difference when plowing-plow rolls snow just the same and I've saved over $35 per edge even after considering my time spent.
Steel increased drastically over the last few years. You can use Meyer edges on Fisher, same bolt pattern.NJ Plowman;462240 said:I pay $140 now...I used to pay about $85 three years ago but my supplier said that steel have gone up drastically in the last few years. I personally think it's bullsh!t but what can you do? Chalk it up to the cost of doing business... :crying:
hey JD dave we have about 20 of the 4' x 3/4"carbide edges(used). i was thinkin about cutting them in half (2')and bolting them to the ends of the plow(over the existing edge). would this work well?JD Dave;485373 said:We buy are cutting edges direct from the manufacturer and they will make any size you want with any bolt spacing. They also make grader cutting edges as Jay talked about and every other cutting edge you can think of. They also will make your cutting edge with a carbide edge and that stuff lasts forever in a parking lot.
I've already had the tools for a few years now, for other projects that I've done. I've made my own heavy duty mulch cart, leaf plow for a Z turn, leaf collection box for a 1 ton and fixed many other things.So, I make use of them. I know the cutting edges are not carbide but, they seem to last long enough for my purposes. I've usually be able to get about 3-4 seasons out of each edge.scitown;485187 said:How much did that equipment cost? So you could cut and drill thru that stuff? That must be nice.