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Rubber edge

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by marvelous, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. marvelous

    marvelous Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have not used a rubber edge. I have blacktop and gravel to plow. Will the gravel wreck the rubber edge? I have more blacktop than gravel driveways. Using 7' 6" Meyers
    ST78 I think. Any one have experience on this.
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    If the snow is compacted down like if it was driven on, then your not going to be able to do a good job when plowing it. Gravel would probably shred it up.
    JusT drop your plow and raise it up by tapping the up button twice.
  3. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    if you can avoid the rubber edge than do it. they really dont scrape well from what i have seen and gravel wont destroy it but it will significantly reduce the lifespan. i would go with a steel edge. and either raise it up a hair on the gravel or use plowshoes.
  4. marvelous

    marvelous Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the info. The opinion seems to be avoid the rubber edge
  5. marvelous

    marvelous Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for info Rubber edges don't seem popular. How about on brick? catch with stell?
  6. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    rubber edges are good for brick. keep in mind if the snow is compacted or has been driven over, you will have trouble.

    I plow a gravel driveway for my dad's buddy after doing all my normal snow duties when it snows. I have a steel edge and just lower the plow all the way then just raise it a hair off of the surface. that's the best way to go.

    all the best !
  7. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 95

    Do yourself a favor and use the search feature for urethane or u edges as opposed to rubber. It just might pique your interest a little more.
  8. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Been using a rubber edge for 10+ years on a old Fisher 10ft plow that we have on a 75 IH 1700 4x4. Limestone lot here at our shop. Would use nothing else. Steel edge plow we use to use would pull most of the limestone in our snow banks and now we don't pull nearly as much.
  9. marvelous

    marvelous Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    How is the back drag? clean or ? depend on surface?
  10. scooterdayton

    scooterdayton Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    no way would i use rubber. heard it doesnt scrap garbage.
    might be work great for certain situations but id hate to change all the time.

    what i do is just backdrag all the gravel same way youd plow it.
    looks funny but then plow wont cut in and kick up gravel
    or can try lifting blade a little