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Curb Guards

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by valpoguy, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. valpoguy

    valpoguy Member
    Messages: 49

    I did some searching and didn't see any threads regarding these...are they a good investment?

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have them on the Boss V plow.Lasted no longer then the regular cutting edge.
     
  3. valpoguy

    valpoguy Member
    Messages: 49

    But do they help from running into a curb?
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Some guys have good luck with them some don't. Personally the built in curb gaurds and center snow catcher are worth it alone. Honestly I'll keep buying them I hated my rubber center shoe.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Only the operator can do that.

    Some guys don't like how far the guards protrude and find them a hazard unless they actually need them for curb running. I've saw'ed many of them off brand new edges.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why can't Boss make new cutting edges with only the curved part where the puck was/
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I assume they can...just don't. Thats why I saw them off for those that don't want them. Who says you have to be at the mercy of out of the box parts? :D
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I like the outside guard anyways ,this way people know when your coming because they hear them scraping the ground!
     
  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I also like the gaurds on the outside. They really do make a difference when running along curbs.
     
  11. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    It's a little unnerving when they drag pulling out of a lot or when there is a good dip in the road.
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Bump the wings forward just a touch before going over the crest.
     
  13. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    Yeah your right - Just not use to the plow yet I guess.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Wouldn't it be better to bump them forward before going INTO the DIP:D
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depends on which side of the crest the dip is on. :cool:

    Good idea to bump them forward before heading into the yard too. :laughing:
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well, it was a good thing I had a chain lift so the plow would go up automatically as the truck sank.

    I think I'm starting to understand how Mark O feels...
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  17. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Goes to show what you know. So do a direct lift. :p




    Well I know you have a skidsteer....do you have a pond nearby too? :laughing:
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Only in Float, correct? Chain lift is automatic float, even if the plow is off.
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depends on the brand. some yes, some no.