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Trip Blade V Trip Edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    My ATV blade is a trip blade and I hate it, it trips all the time. But since an ATV blade it has alot lighter springs than a full size truck blade. I'm not trying to start a war over wich is better. I honestly just want to know what the advantage is of having a trip blade over a trip edge.
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I didn't put the last part in bold to be a jerk or any thing. I just wanted to emphisise that I'm not trying to start a war, I honestly just want to know what the advantage is of having a trip blade.
  3. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Well, I have two plows that have trip edges. (2) Fisher extreme V, and i like them ok except there is more to go wrong once they are wore down. You still lose the snow if you hit a lid. I also have a Myers plow with the trip blade. I think I like the simplicity of the meyers>I think...I think I stickwith the trip edge as long as it is functioning properly. My next plow is actually going to be a hd 8.5 fisher strait plow w trip edge.
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I have a trip edge plow Fisher 7 1/2 HD and a trip blade Boss 7 1/2 V, I prefer the trip edge. For one thing the trip blade trips when I try to stack wet snow, which causes the bottom of the plow to rotate further down and trip more, this stops the stacking. even if the trip edge were to trip when stacking snow, so what the trip edge doesn't swing down as far when tripping.
  5. mansf123

    mansf123 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 817

    I think as long as you dont let the base angle wear down to much you wont have many problems with replacing much more than the springs occasionaly and a cutting edge. Just dont hit any tall curbs