John Deere Cutting Edges

posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Blog

Keeping your cutting edges properly maintained and replaced as needed is vital to the health of your equipment. Properly managing your machine’s cutting edge system helps to improve productivity, reduce your downtime and will ultimately lead to higher returns on your investment. John Deere offers a full line of cutting edge products that can be your solution, regardless of application. Choose a John Deere cutting edge when you need to maximize your edge life. Learn about four different types of John Deere exclusive products below.


Jagz is an innovative concept in loader edges that delivers more uptime. It has interlocking cutting edges that can last up to twice as long as ordinary cutting edges, giving you lower operating costs and increased productivity. This is a breakthrough technology that brings in a whole new world of productivity on your jobsite. Some Jagz highlights include:

  • Guaranteed for life against breakage
  • Can be easily installed and adjusted by machine operator
  • Self-sharpening edges wear from the bottom up for increased use
  • Pieces are reversible and interchangeable
  • Their unique cutting angle gives bucket a better fill
  • Designed for fleet flexibility, including most competitor loaders
  • Leave a smoother work surface, reducing tire wear

Stinger Grader Edges

John Deere Stinger grader edges deliver consistent, reliable performance in a wide range of applications. Stingers eliminate washboarding and potholes with fewer passes than standard grader blades, as well as a decrease in the number of passes necessary to properly maintain a road surface. These tungsten-carbide-tipped cutting tools are stronger than steel and penetrate hard-packet, gravel and frozen surfaces easily. Stinger replaceable, rotating, self-sharpening tools wear uniformly and maintain an even cutting height by enabling them to be rotated from position to position. Stingers come in over a dozen tool styles and fit universally into three blade strengths for a variety of applications:

  1. Standard duty- ideal for light-use grading in average conditions
  2. Heavy duty- useful in most grading environments
  3. Severe duty- best for working in extreme elements

Dura-Max Edges

Manufactured with thru-hardened 14B30 boron steel, these edges are significantly harder than the standard carbon edge. Dura-Max edges are made via a heat-treatment process in which the blades are heated to extreme temperatures and then quenched to reach maximum hardness levels. John Deere warrants Dura-Max cutting edges against breakage. If a Dura-Max cutting edge should break during use before it wears out, a new edge will be furnished to the operator free of charge.

Half-Arrow Blades

Half-arrow edges and segments are built to perform using High Spec Alloy X14 steel for excellent wear characteristics and superior impact resistance. Half-arrow edges are used to replace the standard double-bevel design commonly used on loaders when no tooth and adaptor options are installed. Some Half-arrow highlights include:

  • More material in high-wear areas
  • Increased bucket capacity
  • Enhanced bucket penetration and material flow into bucket
  • Maximum depth countersinking maximizes wear before bolt head failure
  • Half-arrow blades and base-edge covers completely protect the base edges from abrasion

There are many other cutting edge options for snow plow blades, excavators, backhoes, dozers, loaders, motor graders, scrapers and for universal use. You can learn more about these edges and find out which edge is right for you at