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Added Wings

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by ks_grasscutter, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. ks_grasscutter

    ks_grasscutter Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I added BOSS wings to my 8' Super Duty plow. My cutting edge has some wear on it, but no where near needing replaced. Should I grind/cut some off the bottom of the wing cutting edges so they're even, or will they wear in fairly quickly once we start plowing with it?
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,256

    How far does the wing rubber go beyond the cutting edge, less thasn1"?
    My DXT Wings rubber and wing had multiple holes for mounting the rubber.
     
  3. ks_grasscutter

    ks_grasscutter Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I'd guess it's between half an inch and and inch
     
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,256

    I'd cut them down leaving 1/8" or so long and use a table saw or radial arm saw to cut. If you don't the rubber edges will just fold back, not wear correctly and the leading edge will become rounded.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,533

    I run the boss wings too and I wouldn't be worried about it, it will wear down in no time.
    The front edge will get rounded regardless.

    Back dragging will wear the back side also, running down curbs will wear the back side too.
     
  6. ks_grasscutter

    ks_grasscutter Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    We had a small storm the other day and I was able to push just enough to realize that they're going to have to be cut down to be made to work lol. There is enough difference that they were keeping the plow cutting edge up high enough to not scrape at all.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,533

    Are you using shoes ?
    Is your edge new or worn down?


    and how much plowing have you done?
    a drive, a big lot?

    Go find a lot and do a bit more plowing.
    It takes time and quite a few SQ ft to break a edge in even the rubber on the wings.
    do some back dragging run down a curb or 2.

    when going forward the rubber will fold back.

    again for 1" i dont really see the problem, run'em wear them in.


    I could see them holding up the corner if you just set the plow down gentaly, but as soon as you go forward they will fold back some. They sure couldn't hold up my 8.2V
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    If you don't cut them they will make the plow skip I would cut them
     
  9. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Price them out and new cutting edges.
    The wing edges are not not cheep you my find you will be better off putting on a new plow edge.
    They are about $120 each.