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#1 metrodoggreg OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Are there still replacement edges still available? And what's best source.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Most edges are just a flat stock in common size or close. Go to a welding shop and get that. You will have to drill holes for bolts. The orig are square to use carriage bolts, pretty hard to make those. I just use hex  head, get new ones and let the heads stick out in front. Can use flatwashers and lock washers on back. At least grade 5, not the cheapies. You will just twist them off trying to snug down that flat-stock cause usually blade isn't real straight there anymore and it will need to pull the stock down to meet it if bent. Can try to straighten blade some with hammer and solid block, but really never seem to get back to orig condition.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:09 PM

They are NLA

Dont think I have ever come across any NOS in my collecting years.

You will either have to find a used one or make one.

You should be able to easily find a used one as they hardly ever wore out if people didnt have the shoes raised all the way up......


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:10 PM

Great thanks for information.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Another option is to sandwich something between the existing cutting edge and the blade. Common item used is a piece of the horse stall mat available at TSC stores. It wears well and cutting one piece at a time will give you a slowly shrinking pad in front of your workbench.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:54 PM

Another option is to sandwich something between the existing cutting edge and the blade. Common item used is a piece of the horse stall mat available at TSC stores. It wears well and cutting one piece at a time will give you a slowly shrinking pad in front of your workbench.


Great idea cat!
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Many snow plows had reversible cutting edges that could be removed and turned over to provide a new cutting edge.

 

Check to see if your cutting edge is reversible.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Making your own cutting out of a piece of flat stock OR a piece of UHMW is very simple and not too expensive.

 

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. Also known as high-modulus polyethylene, (HMPE), or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE), it has extremely long chains, with a molecular mass usually between 2 and 6 million u. The longer chain serves to transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone by strengthening intermolecular interactions. This results in a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made.[1]

UHMWPE is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.[2] It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel. Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of nylon and acetal, and is comparable to that of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon), but UHMWPE has better abrasion resistance than PTFE.[3][4]


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Making your own cutting out of a piece of flat stock OR a piece of UHMW is very simple and not too expensive.
 
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. Also known as high-modulus polyethylene, (HMPE), or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE), it has extremely long chains, with a molecular mass usually between 2 and 6 million u. The longer chain serves to transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone by strengthening intermolecular interactions. This results in a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made.[1]
UHMWPE is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.[2] It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel. Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of nylon and acetal, and is comparable to that of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon), but UHMWPE has better abrasion resistance than PTFE.[3][4]

Wow and in layperson terms what is it?

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:22 PM

Wow and in layperson terms what is it?

Plastic!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:32 PM

Ok lol

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 06:59 PM

Making your own cutting out of a piece of flat stock OR a piece of UHMW is very simple and not too expensive.

 

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. Also known as high-modulus polyethylene, (HMPE), or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE),

Where would one find a piece of that fancy plastic? How big of a piece can be found? Would it hold up on a truck mounted plow?


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:33 AM

http://www.xtrememot... Parts List.htm

Don't know your brand, but these cats do some great work.



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Where would one find a piece of that fancy plastic? How big of a piece can be found? Would it hold up on a truck mounted plow?

UHMW Polyethylene is available at many plastic supply houses - check your yellow pages.

 

However, it is expensive!

 

I have used UHMW for runners and scraper bar on my snowblower.  .....It is good because it will not mar the decorative concrete that it is used on.  ....However, it does get abraded on my blacktop driveway.

 

I don't think it would be good on a plow truck, unless it gets very little use.  .....Most trucks plow miles, while most homeowners plow driveways measured in feet.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Plastic!

 

 

UHMW Polyethylene is available at many plastic supply houses - check your yellow pages.

 

However, it is expensive!

 

TSC horse stall mat: $39.99 - 4' x 6' - http://www.tractorsu...mat-4-ft-x-6-ft

 

That means you'll get 24 cutting edges, so a grand total of $1.67 per cutting edge, plus gas to and from the store, and add another $4 for longer bolts and extra nuts and washers.


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