Carbide snow plow edges are used on the front, underbody, and wing of a snow plow. Carbide plow blades look very similar to traditional steel cutting edges; however, they have a carbide insert brazed into the thickness of the steel or overlayed on the face along the bottom of the blade. Carbide is short for Tungsten Carbide; a metal composed of equal parts tungsten and carbon. Carbide is denser than steel enabling it to be a versatile and durable edge material that provides much better wear resistance properties than a cutting edge made of just steel.
These blades are made of steel with a carbide insert or overlay. This style of blade is designed for extended product life compared to standard steel plow edges. There are a wide variety of carbide insert styles that can be paired with the three main types of snow plow mounts (front, underbody, and wing). For best performance, the blade should be matched with the appropriate mounting application. An underbody blade should have a top bevel, whereas front mount and wing blades should be unbeveled square edges.
The standard is a flat, 3/4″ thick metal blade with a single carbide insert brazed onto the face. The carbide provides an excellent balance of abrasion resistance and impact protection that cuts ice and compacted snow on the first pass.
Serrated edges offer a more aggressive cut that easily breaks through the ice and compacted snow. These blades are identifiable by the square or trapezoid blocks that look like teeth on the front of the blade.
The Sabre Blade is the new standard for front mount and underbody blades on snow plows. This carbide snow plow blade features a fully welded hardox plate for extra protection of the carbide insert. The blade is available with a standard carbide insert or extra tall carbide insert for increased wear and blade life.
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DMC Wear Parts offers replacements or plow attachments that will help keep your snow plow equipment operating effectively and efficiently. Operators need a blade that is able to make contact with the surface without excessive wearing, scraping the road, or leaving snow/ice. DMC Wear Parts offers a variety of attachable plow blades that are optimal for:
The number of choices for your snow removal needs can sometimes be overwhelming. Thankfully, DMC Wear Parts is here to help guide you based on what you want to accomplish. Our knowledgable sales experts would be happy to talk with you and learn more about your needs to find you the perfect option for your project.
When you are mounting and installing a snow plow blade you might be out in the snowy cold, making it extra important to get the job done quickly. Thankfully, our blades are designed for easy installation and product durability that minimizes maintenance and downtime.
DMC Wear Parts offers blades in 36” or 48” sections. These 3ft or 4ft sections allow for a single person to easily install the snow plow edge and can be combined for larger plows with up to 12ft blade widths.
There are a wide range of configurations and spacing options for snowplow blades, fortunately for you, we can make the selection easy. Standard mountings have holes that are drilled in 3-3-12 spacing, but custom spacing options are also available. The distance from the top of the blade to the center of the holes is also an important specification to consider – this measurement can vary between models but 1-1/2” is most common. Request a quote below and one of our sales experts will help you find the exact product for your needs.
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