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Removed a worn edge off a Western V-Plow. With what is left for my intent and purposes, it should last me a long time. I kept the origional Case edge on for the sake of the square holes for carriage bolts. Quite a drastic difference in thickness. Left 2-1/2" of wearing surface from bottom of edge to mold board. Plow height is now 19"
 

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Just a caution.

With the new edge being so long, you are putting a lot of leverage on the bolt area of the blade itself. If you strike a hidden object, the cutting edge may try to fold under the blade.
 

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Hydriv said:
Just a caution.

With the new edge being so long, you are putting a lot of leverage on the bolt area of the blade itself. If you strike a hidden object, the cutting edge may try to fold under the blade.
GOOD POINT! I've already given much thought to that issue. This will see vary limited action and when I do use it, the trip pin will me out most of the time. The tension on the trip springs is not too tight, so I know they will absorb most of the shock. For heavy duty work, I'll rely on the 580 SuperM Backhoe or the 650K Dozer.

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That's a great use for an old road plowing cutting edge. Will probably last forever. I am guessing that it will dig in hard (perhaps too much without skids?). Appears that the skids no longer reach.Wondering if you may want to fabricate some longer skids. Trial will tell, maybe it won't be an issue.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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InTroubleAlltheTime said:
That's a great use for an old road plowing cutting edge. Will probably last forever. I am guessing that it will dig in hard (perhaps too much without skids?). Appears that the skids no longer reach.Wondering if you may want to fabricate some longer skids. Trial will tell, maybe it won't be an issue.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
Good Morning Rich. Yes, that's another issue. my driveway and parking - turn around area is very compacted at this point. The grade coming from the road to the top of the driveway at my house is millings ( blacktop that has been broken and chopped up by a milling machine). That stuff got pretty hard, although when the ground isn't frozen it's possible to peel some off. My objective here was to install something that will last as long as me! Over the years, we've plowed everything from private stone and blacktop drivways to the likes of Interstate 80 and the majority of PA DOT roads here in Carbon County. At this point we stick to roads in one township, and the School District parking lots. The plows we have are equipped with carbide cutting edges, which are good for a few good years of wear. No skid shoes. they want the surfaces BARE! You guys are great! Very observant as to what issues might cause problems, and always a very logical and practical answer on how to solve the potential problem. That's why I'm on here several times a day. Thanks for your input.

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