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rubber edge .....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Pinzgauer, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I'm bidding on a large contract where part of the plow area is over a parking garage with a membrane surface. They specify the use of a rubber edge for those areas. I have never used one. Do you guys have experience with that type of edge?

    Thanks ............
  2. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    try rubbercal really cheap compared to stock
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i use only rubber on all of my pushers because there's less damage to theparking lot with rubber blades so i would highly recommend rubber for pushers but on a pick up truck, i would not, because most trucks arent heavy enough so the rubber doesnt scrape the ground completely leaving packed snow behind. now are you talking rubber for a pick up or a pusher?
  4. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    thanks for the replies guys ....... I push with pickups, but might consider doing the garage decks with a loader attachment.
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I agree with the pickup blade but I think I might need to start a thread to disagree with you about rubber edged pushers. Once you go steel trip you never go back.:drinkup:
  6. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    my fear with the steel is that in an even parking lot, you'll miss a lot and also, should you catch the corner of a catch basin, you'll do some damage.
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Ask Clapper. he has a rubber cutting edge on his fisher.....
  8. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I'm not a huge fan of rubber edges on pickup blades. I tried that one year for my resi's (wanted to be nice & quite, so I could zip around in the wee-morning lol), worked great for wet slushy storms (like a big squeegee) but was terrible if there was any ice or hardpack. Did alot of cleanup shoveling that year! lol