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u-edge to steel edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bossplower, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Bossplower

    Bossplower Member
    Messages: 89

    Has anyone gone from using the U-edge back to a steel edge?
    I think my steel does a little better job .

  2. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I just yanked off my u-edge for a little while to do some hardpack scraping. My fisher doesn't backdrag worth a darn (steel or u-edge). I can scrape down better with the steel right now, but I think the change in angle (plow sits lower without the u) has something to do with it also. My base angle was not 'broken in'. Also, my u- edge has yet to wear down flat, so it should continue to improve.

    I can't wait to put the u back on though. Much easier to do gravel, you do much less damage to lawns and you can skip over grade changes or low curbs with no problem. I know you can just be much more careful to avoid all that, but with a u edge, you can just move quicker and don't have to worry about it.

    I am going to have a backdrag blade attachment made up soon and will try it with the u -edge on front. That should be the hot ticket.

    I think the u-edge still has many benefits. You also realize how quiet it was when you go back to steel. Also noticed my fisher trips much much more with steel. I think I tripped it more in one event with stell , than 10 with the u.
  3. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Can't win no matter what you do. The steel is loud, and trips a lot. works better on back dragging. u is easier on pavement, resid. customers ask for it. I use the steel because I am afraid that the rubber will not scrape down all the way and I will have complaints.

    other option is a rubber on your ft. blade and steel on a rear plow.