A trip edge is a mechanism that allows the plow to “trip” or tip when it encounters a road obstruction, so it can glide over without getting damaged.
Trip edge wear can occur when a snowplow is driven too fast over areas of the road with obstructions (like potholes or manhole covers). The problem usually presents itself in the form of broken blades, moldboard damage or heavy impact to the front of the plow.
Unfortunately, trip edge repair is often a necessary evil for anyone who operates a snowplow. In this post, we’ll explore prevention-based solutions to this problem.