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Recycled Tires Make Great Cutting Edges and More
Cutting edges for skid steer buckets are only one of a wide variety of products Schuyler Rubber Company makes out of old bus and truck tires. The company has been recycling tires and other rubber products for more than 70 years. They make cutting edges, snowplow blades, roll-off wheels, bumpers and backhoe pads. All are made from 100 percent recycled, laminated rubber and recycled steel.
“The more we can recycle, the less goes to landfill, and people get better products that last longer,” says Brittany Wright, Schuyler Rubber Company. “Originally, we were known for marine fendering of tugs and barges. Over the past 20 years, we moved into other applications in construction, farming, waste energy, and seed plants.”
Cutting edges for skid steers, wheel loaders, and backhoes outlast molded cutting edges 2:1. All use a universal T-track system. Grade 8 plow bolts slide into the channel to match the bucket’s existing bolt pattern. Just measure the bucket from edge to edge and select the desired wear service of 3 to 10 in. Eight general bucket widths are kept in stock, but other cutting edges are custom-cut.
Schuyler makes its laminated cutting edges by compressing rubber sections onto 1 1/4-in. steel rods and securing them every 12 in. with fault bar retaining plates.
The cutting edges provide a squeegee effect for pushing liquids, as well as solids. They prolong the wear life of concrete floors while providing an effective bucket edge.
“Most of our sales are direct to the customer,” says Wright. “Prices start at $112 per linear ft. for the 3-in. 911S and go to $232 per ft. for the 10-in. 911X.”
Heavy-duty stabilizer pads designed for CAT backhoes are also made from truck and bus tires and mounted in steel housing.
“We introduced these pads at the request of one of our dealers,” says Wright. “They were having a hard time getting them from CAT and faced a 6 to 10-week waiting period. We give them a green alternative with a short lead time at half the price that will outlast the OEM design.”
The 10 3/8 by 18-in. pads are available in bias and radial ply rubber and priced at $262.76. A trial set has been in regular use with a municipality for more than a year and has shown only 1/4 in. wear, according to Wright.
“Our pads are 4 in. thick compared to CAT’s 2 1/4 in.,” she says. “Ours are much more cost-effective and available. They’re stocked on-site, and we provide next-day service.”
Other products include the rubber roll-off wheels in 6, 8, and 10-in. diameters with widths of up to 12 in. The laminated wheels are quieter and last longer than steel wheels. They also eliminate wear to floors, driveways, and other solid surfaces. An 8 by 8-in. wheel is rated for 40,000 lbs. compression. Axles and assemblies are available for additional fees.
Snowplow blades are 8 9/16 in. tall with a 3-in. wear surface and a depth of 6 in. Each blade is custom-cut to accommodate a specific snowplow size. They’re available in straight and curved plow options.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Schuyler Rubber Company, 16901 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, Wash. 98072 (ph 800-426-3917; brittany@schuylerrubber.com; www.goschuyler.com).

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