Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

Poly cutting Edge for snow plows


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-28-2011, 09:56 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 6
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default Poly cutting Edge for snow plows

Does anyone have any experience with Poly Cutting Blades for their plows? If so I was wondering how they are, mainly how they handle going over manhole covers and other obstructions. I have a new unfinished development this season. The finish cote of asphalt isnít down yet so I have a really rough scratch cote and all the vents and covers stick up to finish grade, Iím looking into my options so I can avoid tripping my plow as much as I can. I was hoping that a Poly edge would ride over or ďgive a littleĒ when hitting objects. And I donít want to try rubber because we had a sub last season that made the switch to a rubber edge and did nothing but complain about it. Any suggestions or info would help, thanks.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-28-2011, 11:32 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
never tried the poly ,but it does sound like the rubber is perfect for your situation .What were your friends issues with his and under what conditions ?
I think the poly will end up braking if your hitting manholes etc ,while the rubber will just flex around the obstacles .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2011, 02:21 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 6
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

He said the rubber was great for like the first storm then it wasnít sturdy like it had no memory. The main thing was that on certain storms (I canít remember exactly if it was warm storms with slush or cold storms with soft powder snow) the rubber edge would leave a layer of glaze which required him to salt heavier. I think rubber is my only option due to its flexibility but I donít want to have to salt more or make extra passes with the plow so thatís why I though Poly might be the happy medium, not as rigid as steel and not as flexible as rubber. Supplier websites state that it rides over obstacles but Iíd rather take another contractors word for it then a supplier that might not have ever plowed in his life.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2011, 02:26 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 6
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

I noticed that the newer plows have a partial trip so you donít lose your whole load and thatís what I need, but at this time I donít have the money nor do I have the time to purchase a new plow. I only got this property like a week or two ago so it was a late add on, if I got this property in Sept then I probably would of sprung for a newer plow. So I was researching different options as a quick fix just to get me through this season.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-30-2011, 06:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I noticed that the newer plows have a partial trip so you donít lose your whole load and thatís what I need
Do you mean like the Boss plows where only the bottom of the blade trips, like in this pic?

And are you saying if you had that, you wouldn't be worried about a rubber or poly cutting edge because it would simply be metal?

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-30-2011, 07:34 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 6
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes thatís it Steve, thatís exactly what I need! I wouldnít worry about rubber or poly until the steel wore down. That would be perfect for me because I wouldnít trip the whole plow, if anything was left behind after hitting the obstacle one of the shovelers would clean up after me because it would be a minimal amount. This is my first time dealing with a property with an unfinished surface and Iím hoping that I donít regret taking the property on. So we will see, I will keep you posted on my decision, in the meantime if anyone has any ideas or experience with poly let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-01-2011, 08:43 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

With the boss plows, no other additional blade is used at the bottom, is that right? I mean you wouldn't add another piece of rubber or poly under that metal trip section?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-01-2011, 08:59 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 6
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

I guess not, I didnít do a lot of research on them plows because I donít have the money for one. I just looked at the new plows with the trip edge and knew that was what I needed for this site. The steel would take a few seasons to wear down so I would worry about the replacement then.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One of our Plows picframer General Talk 3 01-05-2010 12:09 PM
cutting edge lawn care toro321 Starting a lawn care business. 5 03-10-2009 10:55 PM
Cutting Edge Logo designed Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 11-07-2006 12:14 PM
The Cutting Edge needs a logo and graphic design Steve Graphic Design Discussions 1 10-26-2006 07:29 AM
Arps open cutting-edge business Steve General Business Discussions 0 08-14-2006 02:28 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 10:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
77 4,361
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
Yesterday 07:17 PM
by SGL1
11 356
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,163
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Yesterday 07:05 PM
by SGL1
4 103
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 307
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
Yesterday 12:19 PM
by Steve
3 107
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
Yesterday 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 149
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Yesterday 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 857
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
Yesterday 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 171
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
Yesterday 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 209
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 239
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 159
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,340
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 199
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 104
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 234
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 623
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 459
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 240
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 516
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 553
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 131
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 136
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 675
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 993
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 726
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 658
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,839
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 227
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,670
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 414
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 334
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 800
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 519
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 528
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,850
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 518
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 189
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 623
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 279
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 757
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,228
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 501
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 360
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 321
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,399
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 225
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 223
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 303
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,215
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement article marketing auger bid butterfly gardens charge christmas light service courtesy call credit card customers decorating estimate exmark ferris first truck fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting how much to charge introduction john deere quik trac kansas city lawn lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf lighting marketing monthly mow mulch mulch price new buisness new mower organize payment podcast property management company pto reo scag schedule scripts seo snow starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business stihl theft toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker winter winter services zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy