RUBBER CUTTING EDGE??

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  1. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
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    some of my residentials have paver driveways...are rubber cutting edges any good? and is there a downside to them as far as scraping black top clean?
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Polyurethane works much better than rubber. Cost about the same.

    Contact plowking35 for information on urethane edges and costs.
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
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    yes give me a call at 860-859-0739 and I will be happy to discuss the edge with you
    Dino
     
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    My extensive experience has shown that polyurethane works about the same as rubber depending on configuration. It does last longer, but it more expensive, too.

    All in all, I'd buy polyurethane for that application, but if you believe all the claims about polyurethane, I have a bridge to sell you.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
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    Kent Lawns
    Its obvious that you havent tried one of my edges yet. Give me a call, I will be glad to send an edge to try. If you dont think it lives up to everything I have ever said or written about them, I will take it back no ? asked.
    Dino
     
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    No, I probably haven't and perhaps I should.

    I have used the edges from Fallline, MTS and from Pabco Industries.
     
  7. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
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    Are urethane edges any good with the snoway down pressure system?
     
  8. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
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    Yes they will work fine with the down pressue on snowway. Alan from VT has them on his snowway.
    Dino
     
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I bought a polyurethane edge back in November and got to use it 3 times so far. I agree, some of the claims made are, for lack of a better word, exaggerated. I guess it depends on the type of weather and clearing you are doing; remember, in Dinos market area it usually gets warm enough to mix with rain every time it snows so he has a different environment than someone more inland area. They still peel up turf, though once the ground is frozen they are more forgiving than steel. They still plow up piles of gravel. Certain types of snow they do not clear as well as steel edge. I notice no difference in back-dragging ability. They are very quiet-noticeable difference in noise level. Absorb almost all vibration that was par for the course when plowing with steel edge. Can you whack a 1 1/2 inch manhole and run it over like it wasnt even there? No way, unless maybe if you have a full trip moldboard. I can see already this edge will last a looonnngggg time, much longer than a plain steel edge. Its also one of its detriments, as it hasnt yet worn all the way in to the proper angle, so it chatters excessively on dry pavement. I may run it on a table saw and cut an angle into it.

    With nothing to lose but an hours mount/dismount time Id give it a try. Would I buy another one? Jury is still out. Will I return this edge for a no questions asked return? No, overall I like it over the steel edge. Just dont expect it to dice slice and julienne fry everything it encounters.
     
  10. snow

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    No need to quote the entire post of previous reply.
    Dino

    I've been waiting for someone to step forward and give an opinion about them. I think we've all heard how great they are on gravel roads and won't tear the turf, but now we know that they still tear up turf and track gravel. I know a lot of people were waiting for an honest opinion, and you stepped forward in giving one. i think all the people interested in buy a urethane edge thank you.

    Bryan

    [Edited by plowking35 on 01-02-2001 at 07:06 PM]
     
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