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hours on a cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bradhow79, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. bradhow79

    bradhow79 Member
    Messages: 37

    About how many hours are you guys getting out of your formed edges? Seems like mine have worn oftly fast.
    Thanks, Brad
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Some years I get one season on them,this year I'll get more then 2. It all depends on ground condition.If your getting a lite snow and your scrapping blacktop you'll burn it out fast.
     
  3. Mr. Mud

    Mr. Mud Member
    Messages: 91

    I always felt good about replacing the edges if I wore them done and didn't break them, cause that ment money, money, money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Usually I get 1 1/2 seasons on mine, gonna make 2 with this years no snow winter
     
  5. bradhow79

    bradhow79 Member
    Messages: 37

    Is a season 100 hours? 50 hours?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Depends if your seasonal or per push,I hope only 1 hr for the season!
     
  7. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    My originals went 10 years[still actually 30-40% life left] so these new beefy formed ones probably 15 years I'd say.
     
  8. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Uhhh really? A season is....... Oh forget it
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Seen this thread So I called my friend and ask him
    He bought V plow and has the formed edges and his wearing pretty fast 1 1/4'' was gone after first push of 10 hrs he work He figure he had at least 9 hrs of wear + the snow was wet and heavy and he was cleaning down to the pavement
    So far this year he has about 35 hrs wear (3 snow fall events) all been wet snow falls He said it needs to be replace only has 3/4'' left on it
    The next edge He is going put on wear edges to slow wear down
    I tried to talk him in letting me make a edge for his plow He said maybe after this next edge

    My advise to you brad add some wear bars or run shoes
     
  10. bradhow79

    bradhow79 Member
    Messages: 37

    seems like i maybe have 40 hrs on this set with an inch of wear left,for the price it seemed excessive,just wondering what others are expierencing,also i mentioned hours because snowfall totals per season and total lowable events vairy so wiedly. Thanks to those with constructive comments.
    Brad
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I understand you
    I just wonder what type of steel they are using to make them before they harden them Might be reason they dont wear long

    New steel
    Recycle steel
     
  12. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Way too many variables, we figure 100hrs but we just do parking lots if you were to do roads you could probably cut it at least in half
     
  13. Rain Man

    Rain Man Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    I get about 80 to 100 hrs on them
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    My homemade edge 5/8x8'' Im going keep track of it this time
    So far 17 hrs
    its MVP center lost 1/2 outside lost 1/4''
    My 8.6 has 32 hrs lost 3/4 even wear
     
  15. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    got six years out mine. figure thats good because i used to break at least 3 sets a winter of the old ones. never wore out a set of them
     
  16. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    As stated above, it really depends on what you're plowing!
    On trucks that we plow streets with we get 1 Season out of them
    Driveway trucks 2-3 seasons...
     
  17. bmlitton

    bmlitton Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Boss claims the steel used is AR450, which is stronger than AR400. I wore 1 set out in just one snow. We think the concrete is acting as a grinding wheel.
     
  18. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    What? No way, what does the lot have a heavy broom finish on it? Even then I can't see eating up an edge in one night
     
  19. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    It's hardened steel, how did you manage to wear a whole cutting edge in one storm?
     
  20. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I'm baffled by this as well. Seems a little outlandish, I'm calling shenanigans!!