EXTENDED WEAR LIFE BLADES
Black Cat Wear Parts provides OEM Replacement or custom design edges, heat-treated or high-carbon steel, tungsten carbide-inserted edges, carbide impregnation, plow shoes, curb runners, and nose pieces. Additionally, we offer Joma 6000 flexible carbide-inserted edges for ultimate versatility and SnoShock™ cushion-mounted carbide blades for extra durability. Choose Black Cat Wear Parts for all your clearing needs.
The JOMA 6000 blade is a unique design incorporating tungsten carbide inserts brazed into specially profiled steel segments which are then encased in rubber. The result is dramatically superior life when compared to existing carbide-insert blades.
Numerous other benefits are sure to increase the availability of your plow and reduce costs related to winter highway maintenance.
- Minimized vibration
- Longer wear life
- Cleaner roads
- Sound dampening
SNOSHOCK™ SNOW PLOW BLADES
Black Cat SnoShock™ plow blades are just that, snow plow blades with built in shock absorbers.
Replacing the normal mounting holes in the steel blade with specially designed poly bushings allows the blade to move and float under the weight of the plow. This cushioning effect absorbs the shock and impact normally transmitted through the blade, virtually eliminating carbide insert fracturing. The result is dramatically longer blade life. An integrated “Shield” is designed into the face of the blade to further protect the carbide inserts and keep the steel “holder” blade from prematurely wearing. A hardened steel clamping blade is used over the face to mount the assembly to the plow.
Black Cat plow blades are currently available in 7/8” x 6” profile and come standard with Black Cat tall bullnose inserts, offering the user exceptional blade life. Other insert shapes and sizes can be ordered. Configurations are available for plows with 5/8” or 3/4” holes on 12” or 8” hole spacing.
- Cushioned mount absorbs shock and impact
- Shock absorber eliminates carbide fracturing
- Extra-large carbide inserts extend blade life
- Hardened face shield eliminates premature wear
BLADERUNNER SNOW PLOW BLADE
BladeRunner extended wear life blades are premium alloy steel blades designed to extend the wear life of the edge, reducing the need for blade changes.
These high-strength blades will bolt to virtually any snow plow or motor grader and are to be used where the customer requires longer blade life but tungsten carbide inserted blades are not practical.
The BladeRunner will withstand impact and rough surfaces that would normally fracture carbide blades.
CARBIDE INSERTED SNOW PLOW EDGES
Carbide insert blades are plow blades with slugs of tungsten carbide brazed into the thickness of the blade. Carbide is an extremely durable substance that substantially extends blade life up to 20 times over standard carbon steel blades.
Carbide insert blades for snow plow applications are available in four profiles: 3/4 x 5, 3/4 x 6, 7/8 x 5 and 7/8 x 6.
Insert blades for underbody plows are also available. They come with backside top bevel to allow for the step in the moldboard. Trapezoid-shaped inserts can be brazed into the blade backwards to create a cleaner road surface, allowing for the back dragging of some underbodies.
SHOES, RUNNERS, AND NOSE PIECES
Black Cat has a full offering of standard snow plow parts for all makes and models including: carbon, heat treated, carbide inserted, Joma 6000, nose shoes, curb runners and bumpers, runner shoes, and blade supports.
Tungsten Carbide Tiles or inserts can be added to any alloy steel runner shoes or nose pieces to increase the wear life in demanding applications.
SNOW PLOW EDGES
Black Cat has a full offering of standard snow plow parts for all makes and models including:
carbon, heat treated, carbide inserted, Joma 6000, nose shoes, curb runners and bumpers, runner shoes, and blade supports.
Snow plow blades come in a stunning number of configurations and spacing. Standard highway punch (3-3-12 spacing) is the most common, but even that has options. Plow blades come with countersunk holes for plow bolts, square punched holes for carriage bolts, or round holes to accept hex bolts.
Users and manufacturers have a range of gauge (distance from the top of the blade to the center of the row of holes) specifications as well. 1-1/2” is the most common, but this varies from 1” for some of the smaller pickup truck blades to center drilled on some of the highway plows and wings. Snow plow blades are often clipped, particularly with V-plows. They can be clipped on one or both sides and with one or two clips on each side.