Quick Edge: Rapid Underbody Plow Cutting Edge Changing System

Much of the benefit of an underbody scraper lies in the ability to apply high levels of pressure to break up compacted ice and snow. However, this also leads to increased wear on the underbody’s cutting edges and frequent replacement. This process is time and labor intensive and can often lead to a wide variety of injuries. Accordingly, the "Quick Edge Rapid Underbody Cutting Edge Changing System" was designed to simplify this difficult process and remove some of the risk involved. This report outlines the steps taken in creating the final working design and prototype.

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    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Etheridge, Michael
    • Shankwitz, Craig
  • Publication Date: 2006-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC-2006-19
  • Contract Numbers: (C) 81655 (wo) 115
  • Created Date: Mar 20 2007 7:45PM