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Carbide Edges on a DXT

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Mark13, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I'm looking for some Carbide edges or bolt on pieces for my 9.2 DXT to help with the cutting edge wear while plowing streets and roads. I've looked around online without much luck, checked winter equipment's site and didn't see a lot either for anything other then straight blades. I'm just trying to avoid potentially burning through a set of $500ish edges every few storms if I can help it.
  2. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 666

    If you don't find anything to work putting on some plow shoes and adjusting them help with some of the plow weight might help. Just a thought.
  3. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
  4. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I'd be curious to hear how that would work. I had to buy new edges after plowing half a season after buying it last fall. 500 every year is not something I enjoy much.
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    You're going through a cutting edge in a half a year???
  6. lfaulstick

    lfaulstick Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 137

    Last year went through a set on the one 8.2 in half a year, and made whole season on a set for the 9.2 but we seemed to plow alot last year too

    will be putting new edges on both plows today.

    and i agree seems like the burn up quick, ive tried the shoes and it does help a little especially when just starting the season when black top is still kind of rough yet. i do plow alot of concrete and i think that is the biggest issue, maybe im wrong. i dunno...it does suck knowing you have to put another grand out at begging of year for cutting edges, on top of all your other material.

    Oh well i guess, like i tell the wife gotta spend money to make money.
  7. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Well half a year was breaking the original edge in. My actual edge I am expecting to last through this year. We also plowed more last year than we did the two past years combined almost. Regardless I'm used to getting 3 years or so out of our edges until I got into v plows and it just sucks but v plows are worth it.
  8. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I like having a V plow, but I am a subcontractor and having to shell out 450 twice a year was dipping too far into my pocket. I'm a sub and can't exactly raise price to compensate.
  9. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I get that. I could only see that being beneficial if you were paid per job then you could do more
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    You could double up your edges between the formed parts. I've seen a few highway plows done like that.
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Avg 200hrs per year, replace mine.....I've never bought a set for my Vee's partially because I sell them off every year. Even then, the last 3 had ¼ to ¾ only worn off.

    I guess I should drop my plow more often.
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,050

    Don't think guys in skids think you should.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WReToZguy0g
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,050

    When I plowed private roads I'd weld a piece of 4"X1/2" flat bar on the edge, I'd lay a bead aboot 3" long every 6-8" along the top and plug weld it aboot the same distance. The holes for the plug welds were 3/4"" diameter and ran down the centerline of the 4" flat bar. I used mild steel but it added 50% <> to the life of the edge and keep the weight / cost down instead of running a double edge.
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'm going to give Winter Equipment a call on Monday as well. If their carbide pieces are to costly or they aren't sure about using them I'll probably try doing BUFF's method with doubling steel up on the edge.
  15. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    how you guys eating an edge in a year or less!? I just replaced one 9'2" vxt edge way low and that plow was bought dec 2010!

    Ive only EVER replaced one 8' edge on one trucks plow and a 9' edge on another, not because it was too low but because i added wings and the edge didn't touch, i still have the used edge as a backup. We have 18 boss plows.
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,235

    Simple, we plow snow.

    I seldom get more than a season to a season and a half out of any truck mounted plow edges.
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Speed had a lot to do with wear also. Big lots wear edges faster.
  18. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    Ive seen that more so this year than any, going through cutting edges due to increased speed.
  19. Nick B

    Nick B Junior Member
    from Madison
    Messages: 26

    I run MHL System edges. A little spendy but I have had one for 2 years and can hardly tell we have used it and we temove snow on roads, commercial accounts, and residential accounts with it. Bought another one this year for another one of our trucks.