Quick Edge: Rapid Underbody Plow Cutting Edge Changing System
Michael Etheridge, Craig Shankwitz
Report no. Mn/DOT 2006-19
Topics: Intelligent vehicles
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.