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trip edge? yea or na

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Michael M, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80

    I am just wondering how many of you guys run trip edge plows?
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    You have to have a trip of some sort, or she gonna break........
  3. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I personally like it when the whole plow flips but, I can't honestly say because I've never had a trip edge.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    i vote trip edge!!
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    he wants to know weather trip edge or trip blade is more favorable
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The trip edge verses full trip is just like the Chevy,Dodge,Ford,Boss,Meyer,Western,Fisher thing. It's all personal preference and brand loyalty. Personally, I've plowed with them all at one point or another and I like a full trip on a straight blade and a trip edge on a V.
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Ditto here..
  8. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    I've used both and prefer the trip edge
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I used to have a Meyer's (full trip) and now we are using a Fisher Extreme V with a trip edge and imo, a trip edge is the way to go!
  10. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I,ve had meyer, western , and fisher and like a few guys said already its all about preferance. Its more important to know WHERE youre plowing and the obstacles then what youre plowing with. Hitting something hard hurts no matter what brand you have:eek:
  11. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I have used both.. i prefer trip edge plows. With the heavy wet snows we get they just seemed to scrape better for me.
  12. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    I like the trip edge...for 1... when It trips you don't loose your load of snow.
    Cant wait to do some good ole edge tripen...haven't triped a edge since last Feb.
    Leter snow:D
  13. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    That's why I went with the full trip, just having a trip edge doesn't help much when you hit a curb head on, it's not tall enough, a full trip will trip...
  14. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    I know on thing, I bet with the trip edge it's got to be less stress on your headlights, cause when that whole plow trips and springs back, gezzzz, I'm waiting for one of my lights to snap.
  15. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Michael since youre up here in the northeast and we get that heavy crap, i would go trip edge. Ive used both kinds of plows all different brands and in the heavy snow the full trip just lays over way too easy. Personally id go trip edge for our kind of snow.
  16. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80


    Thank you guys for responding.
    Trip-edge it is.
  17. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Trip edge, but wouldn't effect a truck purchase if it had a plow and had a full trip.
  18. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I have not used the hole blade trip. I have a friend (I know its hard to believe) when he was plowing with a hole blade trip, the blade tripped and the top took out a fender on a car:eek: !! that said, (I have another friend that plows a gravel road and he has used both. He prefers the hole blade trip for gravel roads.
  19. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    it depends what you are doing really. And your driving habits, snowfall, route familarity.

    I do commercial/industrial only. I like full trip. Because you never know when you are going to find a stray curb, etc... Sometimes you have to backup and reform your pile, sometimes not. But rarely will you stop the truck dead.

    A trip edge hits a high enough curb and you will be signing the windshield with your face. But if you are doing places where you are constantly tripping on small bumps, etc... the trip edge is a bit better. (but will still spill some snow)
  20. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I think each has it's advantages. I have alot of commercial properties with curbs so I prefer full trip. If the blade does happen to trip, (very rare, maybe a couple times a season) I just throw the truck into neutral and slowly let the blade back up instead of slamming back up. The Best thing to do is plan out and know you're properties. I always stake out all curbs or obstacles that way I know where they all are and won't hit them. Avoiding an object is the best way, although not always possible.