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Rubber cutting edge for lots?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by forestfireguy, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I just read an article in an industry publication with a blurb about rubber being better at cleaning than steel edges. Any thoughts? Or does anyone know where I can find research or articles on this subject so I can make an informed decision.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Use the search feature in the menu bar. Many posts on rubber edges

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    didnt have rubber but had a urethean (sp)didnt work as well as steel . even with pretreating
    the high traffic area's wouldnt come clean. in some cases im sure its better but i was disappointed in it performance
  4. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    If you are doing parking lots, you are probably doing salt. I find that steel scrapes down more than enough to salt.

    Rubber is going to wear quicker and end up being costly.

    Maybe for interlocking driveways, etc...
  5. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Rubber edges work great. I ran a ubber edge on my 8' Arctic plow for 3 years (commercially) It was a peice of used conveyer rubber about 6" wide and 1.25 inches thick. I found it worked great. Performance wasn't much different than the steel, cleaned up the powder a bit better because it can flex as you go over stuff. It made life a lot more comfortable for the plow, didn't work the trip springs near as often, also worked really good on gravel. I could plow the first plow just like you can after you normally wait for a base to build up and I didn't pile all their gravel on the side. I would recommend it. I have no experience the prefab ones you can buy. I tried putting rubber on my Vplow but it just didn't work on there.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2006