When should I replace my snow plow cutting edge?

Replace the cutting edge before the plow frame is exposed. The life cycle of the edges depends on the cutting edge material, how often the plow is used, and the types of surfaces being plowed. For equipment that uses shoes and steel edges, it’s best to replace both at the same time to maximize scraping performance.

What is a snow plow cutting edge?

Steel Cutting Edges Steel is the traditional snow plow cutting edge, for good reason. It’s durability and effectiveness on even the toughest ice or hard snowpack makes it the choice of many – if not most – plow owners. Steel edges remove snow or ice right down to the road surface.

How long does a snow plow cutting edge last?

Question 3: Typical Joma Blade Life Span Two-thirds of the Clear Roads respondents who described Joma blade life spans in years or seasons reported that the Joma blades typically last at least two years. Almost three-fourths of MnDOT respondents, however, said their Joma blades typically last one year or less.

How long does a plow last?

“(The) typical contractor snowplow lifespan is 7-10 years – but we have contractors with Boss plows that are approaching 15-20 years old,” Klossner says. “It’s all about how well you maintain them and how hard you use them.”

Can you plow without a cutting edge?

When to Use Each The great thing about the DXT plow is that you do not need the cutting edge right away. The base angle can be used as your initial wear edge, and it can provide roughly two inches of wear protection.

What are plow cutting edges made of?

Generally, there are two different materials used for snow plow cutting edges: Polyurethane and Steel.

What do shoes on a plow do?

Snowplow Shoes – Plow shoes are attached to the bottom of the snowplow blade. They help raise the blade up slightly to prevent a bulldozing effect and instead to float over soft surfaces such as gravel, dirt or grass. The wings add additional plowing width thus, cutting down on the time to clear a lot.