Back dragging reduces cutting edge life by causing it to break before it wears down.
Buckets last longer if the operator minimizes the amount of pressure applied when the bucket is engaged with the ground.
Blades wear faster in wet conditions.
Corner guards increase the bucket’s strength. Not using corner guards can cause premature wear.
More powerful machines can use thicker edges, and in most cases, they should.
The leading bevel on double bevel curved blades wears out quickly, turning it into a single bevel curved blade. Single bevel curved blades last longer and are more cost effective.
Loose bolts and nuts cause the cutting edge to be loose on the moldboard, which can lead to breakage. Use Grade 8 bolts or higher; lower quality bolts may stretch and loosen.
Flipping the blade regularly can double the blade life. The flipping interval depends on what type of material it’s used for and the application.
The steel in carbide snow plow blades can corrode, causing the carbide inserts to fall out.
The base edge is the primary support for the bucket system, while the primary engagement edge should be the bolt-on cutting edge. If the base edge is worn out, the bucket is not as stable.
Increase the life of the bucket and cutting edge by replacing wear plates regularly.
Loose cutting edges can easily be damaged and may fall off and damage surrounding equipment.
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