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Where do I get a poly edge for my boss

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Duncan IN, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. Duncan IN

    Duncan IN Member
    Messages: 36

    I am needing a poly edge for my 8'2" Boss V Plow. For you guys that run this exact plow, what would be the average price for an edge. I also was wondering what thinkness I need to have. Do they make thinker than an inch?

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  2. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Here is a pic of my 9'2" with a u edge.
    They now make a U center shoe for Boss V.
    Mine is a 1.5"x8" MPT with 3" overhaning the end of the blade.

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2002
  3. NPC2002

    NPC2002 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Nice rig, hows that Hemi?
     
  4. DanG

    DanG Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Check with plowking35.
    I believe he(they?) sell them

    Dan
     
  5. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I love the Hemi, all kinds of power!
     
  6. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Bruce Barger, (plowjockey) is the rep in your area. He is in Ohio, and can get them for you . I have bought 10-12 edges from him now, and you will really appreciate them.

    I would not remount the old edge though over the poly, it tends to still catch the grass and other things that it always did, and negates the advantages of having the poly. We suggest either large washers or a small 2" wide piece of flat stock.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2002
  7. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    A couple of ours...

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  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Somebody better start making them in black or red because that yellow looks like a circus wagon. No personal attack here on ones equipment, just that those edges look ridiculous. I'm all for performance and not looks, but there is a limit! :)
     
  9. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Looks are ok, but performance is key.

    I used to worry about looks, and I hope all the other contractors in my town continue to worry about looks.:)
     
  10. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Nice trucks! Hows that 4 door Dodge to handle?
     
  11. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    When it snows color doesnt matter. When you hit a manhole at 20 mph, color doesnt matter. Call Bruce he is a swell guy. That edge with a center piece should run around 350.00 with shipping.
    Dino
     
  12. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Duncan

    Give me a call anytime 937-545-1627. We have a new center shoe for that plow that will also satisfy your needs.

    Bruce
     
  13. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    The 4 door long bed handles great, havent got to plow yet (did salt once)but carrys the equipment nice. I had a shortbed Quadcab last year so this is longer and turns a little wider than I was used too.

    Color was a concern when I bought it, but after the first snowfall, I realized it wasnt important. Infact the color shows that thereis something different about my blade than others, so people ask me about it. It sells the service at times.
     
  14. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    On the color issue I personally like the edge being bright yellow. It draws attention to the edge as a danger zone much the same way there is yellow striping along the edge of a loading dock. Also it draws attention of consumers who may stop you to ask about the edge and then come away as a customer when they hear about the attributes of urethane in the lower damage to their properties when plowed with it.
    Bruce
     
  15. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    This is what I like to hear. Some good ideas about what these edges can offer up. It would be a good selling point over the competition as far as less damage and possibly better cleaning.

    Since were sorta on the subject. I have an 8'2" Poly V Boss and the thing cleans like crap to be quite honest. It was new last year. We had 5 plowable events last year and 2 so far this year. There really isn't alot of time on the blade. It just doesn't do a clean job as far as I'm concerned. I have the shoes off the plow, except the center shoe. When the blade is straight, neither end is touching the ground, so it doesn't scrape clean. The center shoe is not holding it up either. I haven't looked in great detail but is there a way of adjusting the scraping edge somehow? Are the bolt holes slotted at all that hold the edge on so I could possibly adjust them or not? I also wouldn't mind getting a price on the poly edges and poly center shoe. Is there more than one manufacturer for those and is there one that makes a better one than perhaps someone else? I don't want to by a knockoff brand or anything like that. If you guys think they're worth getting I would spend the coin for it. :confused:

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2002
  16. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    My U- Edge is in as of late this afternoon. I`m exited about mounting it up and was glad to see a few pics of U-edges already bolted up. I want to go with a peice of flat steel verses my steel edge. Soon as I find out what thickness and width of flat steel to use I`ll be heading to town. I run plow wings , will it be a problem? Yellow on an orange Curtis and I think it`s fantastic. It goes without saying, suggestions or good pics of installation will be appreciated.:waving:
     
  17. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Randy,
    Doesnt sound like the a frame of the blade sits level to the ground. If it is tipped from level it wont touch all the way accrosst the blade. Does it touch all the way across when it is straight?
     
  18. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Is a boss V adjusted properly if in the V position the front edge & hoof are sitting slightly off the pavement with the outside edges ron the pavement - but in the straight or scoop all of the steel is contact with the pavement?
     
  19. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Lawn Lad
    Mine has never been in perfect contact in all angles.... but your situation sounds preferable to having the center touch before the edges. With the center up in the V position it should make the blade easier to attach.
     
  20. BOSS 444

    BOSS 444 Member
    from In.
    Messages: 32

    ceaman,

    I live just north of you a bit. Would It be possible to look @ the U edge some time? Did you run it last year?

    Thanks Boss