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Western cutting edge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scott Fortin, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Scott Fortin

    Scott Fortin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I'm looking at a getting a new cutting edge for my Western Pro Plow. This is the first time I've done this type of replacement, and I'm wondering should I go with the standard steel edge? Do I need to get one specifically made for this plow? I do mostly commercial with a few residentials, but I'm looking at adding more residentials next year. Are the u blades better for either one?
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Go for the U!:nod:
  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Im in the same boat. I'm thinking getting another 1/2" steel and the backdrag edge like the pro plus plows have. I havent gotten any use feedback, but it seems like a good idea :confused:
  4. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I would go with the Urethane edge. There are many advantages to both. I'll name 2. for commercials, when you're plowing and you hit a manhole cover, it will ride over it not like a steel edge. And for resdentials it's better cause then you can plow at 3 in the morning and people won't hear your loud steel edge scraping their drivewayy while they're sleeping. They'll only have to sleep through the noise your plow makes when shifting positions. That can get loud:D
  5. BigRedBarn

    BigRedBarn Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I agree on a rubber or urethane edge. So quiet, and safer when you hit something (someting I do a lot, for some reason). I was amazed when we first got a rubber add-on for our Western plow on our old truck.

    Right now, you get $25 off (manufacturer's sale) on an 8' urethane edge during February from Dino or Bruce (they're supposed to be sponsers, so I guess it's OK to give 'em a plug). I just bought one and they sent me a check back for $25 because of the sale. Plus, they said it's be a few days before I got it. It was more like a few hours. I'm impressed.
  6. Scott Fortin

    Scott Fortin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    What's the deal on the wear of that type of edge though? How much did it cost in comparison? I've had quotes from $60-100 on steel.