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Where does your carbide fail?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Weav, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Weav

    Weav Junior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 7

    Hi folks. I'm a carbide specialist and I'd like to find out more about where you're seeing carbide failures with your plows. If possible could you post pictures? Thanks!
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    If you are talking about the real brittle edges, hit a manhole cover and it'll knock a piece right out of it.

    Only had it happen once, stock edges on a new Danials plow, thankfully you could turn it over so it only cost me 400 bucks instead of 800..............

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    I run carbide on my Blizard 8611 (861100) I replaced the main cutting edge with a 2pice carbide insert type edge and take 2 pieces appx 22" long and weld them right on top of the old wing edges,

    After a year or so there are areas where the carbide cracked, and this area leaves small trails in the snow surface that was plowed , nothing big just enough to see ,

    Hope this helps, as for I think the extra $$ for the carbide is worth it !,
    I can get pictures, but will have to wait for the next event when they will be picked up and moved.