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urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby inairam » Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:52 pm

I posted after the last snowstorm ( wet snow) that the shoes did their job but due to the shade on the drive the residual snow turn to ice. I remember that I had purchased a urethane edge which I installed and removed the shoes.

I used it today on very dry snow. I liked it a great deal. In addition to being quiet and not risking the driveway, I found that it did not tear up the grass. I was taught to plow for the next storm. I have a lot of room off the drive so I dump piles well into the grass so there is room for the snow from the next storm. Going off the pavement usually ripped up some grass and dirt and it did not do it near as much with the plastic.

Going to add one to my 140 a60 blades. That blade is heavy and really can damage the pavement. I am so concerned about it I was only using the 140 to clean up piles. With the plastic, I think it will be ok to use on the pavement.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:22 pm

I have used my Cub Cadet 1450 up to now with a Poly cutting edge. I did not buy the taller one I wanted, rather a pre-made one from Ebay that I didnt think was tall enough.
I plow my 20x20 driveway, as well as 3 other ones around the same size and plow my block up to the main road, perhaps a quarter to a half mile in total, 2 lanes wide.
It worked MUCH better than a steel cutting edge but did not have the height it needed for a long wear life. I am trying a rubber 3/4" thick strip recommended on here this time before I try to order a taller Poly edge.
As it is, I am transitioning to push snow with my Cub and the wider blade will allow for fewer passes.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby sevy » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:35 am

I love the "plow for the next storm"! That is also standard practice for me, as the snow here in the Adirondacks has been so unpredictable in the last decade that you just can't depend on a light winter.
Can you provide some additional info about the urethane edge in terms of sourcing and attaching? Sounds like a great addition!

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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:34 pm

I bought my urethane cutting edge from FallLine (FallLine.com). You can have the holes pre-punched or purchase a blank and drill them yourself. The urethane is held in place with the steel cutting edge as shown in the below photo. This particular cutting edge is about 4-5 years old.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:42 pm

Bill V in Md wrote:I bought my urethane cutting edge from FallLine (FallLine.com). You can have the holes pre-punched or purchase a blank and drill them yourself. The urethane is held in place with the steel cutting edge as shown in the below photo. This particular cutting edge is about 4-5 years old.
Urethane Cutting Edge_480x640.jpg

For what they charge to drill the holes, I would just as soon drill them myself.
Is it necessary to sandwich the urethane with the old steel edge or can it be mounted solo?
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 30, 2022 1:17 pm

Greenthumbfarms wrote:[For what they charge to drill the holes, I would just as soon drill them myself.
Is it necessary to sandwich the urethane with the old steel edge or can it be mounted solo?

I have never tried that and would recommend against it. The urethane material is pretty rigid, but there would be some flexing and probably premature wear at the bolt locations. You could possibly attach it directly by using very large square washers, but why risk it, if you have steel cutting bar.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:07 pm

Bill, what were the original dimensions of your edge? About what does it masure now?

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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:03 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Bill, what were the original dimensions of your edge? About what does it masure now?

The original dimensions were 3/4" thick x 4" wide x 60" long. I cut the length down to 54" before installing the urethane cutting edge in 2017.
Today it measures 3 3/4" wide, and all other dimensions are the same. I have flipped it over once.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:30 pm

Bill V in Md wrote:
Jim Becker wrote:Bill, what were the original dimensions of your edge? About what does it masure now?

The original dimensions were 3/4" thick x 4" wide x 60" long. I cut the length down to 54" before installing the urethane cutting edge in 2017.
Today it measures 3 3/4" wide, and all other dimensions are the same. I have flipped it over once.

I still have the piece that I originally cut off to shorten the length. The steel cutting edge in the photo is 3 1/2" wide.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:17 pm

Bill V in Md wrote:Today it measures 3 3/4" wide, and all other dimensions are the same. I have flipped it over once.

Of course it depends on how much area and how many times you plow in a year, but that seems like pretty good durability.

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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:03 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Bill V in Md wrote:Today it measures 3 3/4" wide, and all other dimensions are the same. I have flipped it over once.

Of course it depends on how much area and how many times you plow in a year, but that seems like pretty good durability.

700 ft. long paved driveway. I’m guessing that I have plowed it 15 times with this cutting edge.
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Re: urethane edge for snow plowing - recommend

Postby inairam » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:36 pm

For my a-60 I purchased an 8" wide, 1" thick 60 long pieces from this company. https://www.tundratamer.com/shop/ it took a little over two weeks to get. I almost went with this company https://www.cuttingedgepoly.com/store/p ... _Edge.html

The cutting edge on my A60 is 4in so I doubled it for the poly assuming I could flip poly edge at some point. I went with one inch thick because the A60 is so much heavier than the cub's 54. I purchase the material without holes. I put a scribe line in the middle of the 8" and used the edge as a templete for the 9/16 holes. Looking at it mounted maybe the 8" was too much but we will see. After it was mounted I move some piles but did not really plow say 20 minutes

I do not remember where I got the edge for the cub. I purchased it a few years ago and did not use this plow for a few years ago. 54" and 3/4. I think this edge is too narrow and I will not be able to flip it. It looks as it was supposed to replace the edge not be sandwiched. ( the tundratame company where I purchased the 8" for the A60 had suggested the sandwich method in the instructions) The cub edge has one plow cycle on it. The edge on this blade is 3 in.
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