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Cutting edges

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by shovelman, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. shovelman

    shovelman Member
    Messages: 53

    Has anyone else noticed that the new style cutting edges don't seem to last as long . I am changing mine about every two years on the vxt an still have the originals on a 8 year old boss ( due to be changed this season soon) just curious if anyone else noticed this or if its just my crazy idea!:rolleyes:
     
  2. steve_robert

    steve_robert Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Are you running your old blade with the plow shoes on it?
     
  3. mlars

    mlars Member
    Messages: 34

    I sure hope they don't, I just replaced my old ones with the new style. It might be possible that those 8 year old blades you have are better though. I broke an old style blade and thought I could replace just one since they were only a little over 1 season old. I was shocked to see ho much they were worn.
     
  4. shovelman

    shovelman Member
    Messages: 53

    not running shoes the thing i might blame on is the vxt does the big long stretches which would cause more heat build up on cutting edge that might where it down faster
     
  5. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Do they offer different grades or qualities of blades or is it just one choice? Because I'm getting ready to replace a set on my plow too. I'm not trying to jack the thread,but I have a older three piece cutting edge blade and I'm going to a two peice edge(newer style.) Do I have to modify my mould board to fit the newer edges?
     
  6. mlars

    mlars Member
    Messages: 34

    No mods to fit the new style. Just take off the 3 pieces and attach the 2 new ones.
     
  7. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    i used to break 2-3 sets of the old ones a year. i am going on season #5 on the new style. they are worn but still figure another year yet.

    at the school i work at (all paved lots) we would wear a set out a season. we got 3 yrs on the new style
     
  8. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I have ran new and old style and both seem to run down fast boss dealer told me to run plow shoes that is how they are supposed to be used
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I never run shoes and the new edges dont wear very fast
    local Boss dealer never uses shoes either
     
  10. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    we do a ton of scraping also plowing a 1/2 inch will take its tole on an edge