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Which Vee cutting edge has better longevity?

Which Vee edges?


  • Total voters
    19

yamaguy

Senior Member
Location
SW Burbs Chicago
I only want to hear from guys that have used both the older style cutting edge with the hoof, and the new formed ones. I plow large parking lots mainly. I like the new style, but do not know if I can justify the extra $300 over the old style when I hear of guys getting only one year out of the new style . I plan on buying the old style plus some kind of curb gaurd or extender. I have never had a problem with the "hoof", so for me that is not a factor.
 

RBRONKEMA GHTFD

2000 Club Member
I voted old style edges. My old vee had 2 seasons on it when I sold the truck and plow and there was well over half the edge left. I got a new plow this season with new edges, and I hate them. I have about a inch left on them. Not even thru the season and they should be replaced, but I am gonna wait until next fall. This season is just about over.
 

stroker79

2000 Club Member
Location
NW Suburbs 60193
well yamaguy knows this but ill write it here too but my new cuttings edged arent lasting as long as i thought. i never used the old style so im not voting but when i replace my edges next year i think im going to weld some peices of carbide to the blade to help extend the wear of the edge. without getting too off topic to this thread, do you think that would greatly increase the life of the edge?
 

grandview

PlowSite Fanatic
Location
lancaster ny
I think also it depends on the conditions of the lot. Some years the lots still had a coat of snow on them so when you plow the cutting edge wasn't grinding on the blacktop causing it to wear faster. This year its been warmer so it's scraping right down each time so the waer is a little faster.
 

RBRONKEMA GHTFD

2000 Club Member
Even still, my new edges wore out way to fast this year. Granted I am push nothing but paved lots, and drives, but I did the same thing last year and the year before with my old vee with older edges and they lasted longer than these new ones.
 

SnoFarmer

Banned
Location
N,E. MN
I've gotten twice the use out of the formed edges.

I use to go through 2 sets of edges a year now with the new formed edge I'm getting two seasons of use out of a set.

Plus the built in curb guard is great.

jmo...
 

Makndust

Senior Member
Location
Shelby MT
I like the new style for more than one reason. They seem to be wearing better on the ends of the wings. It must be the built in curb guard. My edges don't "smily face out as fast" I don't know if that made any sents or not but you know how the leading edge wears faster, these don't seem to do it as badly. I am going to get just as much or more wear out of my new edges also. The thing that I really like is that they seem to be smoother on gravel lots. The leading edge won't cut in as bad. Over all I will spend the extra $$$ for the formed edges the next time.ussmileyflag
 

B&B

PlowSite Fanatic
Makndust;523662 said:
The thing that I really like is that they seem to be smoother on gravel lots. The leading edge won't cut in as bad.
And for guys running the old style edges, or any non curb guard edges on any brand of plow for that matter, if you bevel the outer corners on the edges it will also make a noticeable difference in smoothness, on frozen gravel especially.
 
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