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Corner Wear on 8' Pro Plus

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by DGODGR, Mar 2, 2010.


    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    I would like to get some curb guards for my 8' Pro Plus (see rational below). I have looked at the Western Website and I don't see them. I have checked at Central Parts and Equipment Specialists. I don't seem to be able to find any that are specific to Western, only generics. Searched this site as well, and from this I have heard that Western does offer them. What are you guys using and how well do they work? How are they mounted? I have seen one of my subs' Boss V plow. He has curb guards that are part of the cutting edge (the edge wraps around the end of the mouldboard). What I don't like about this set up is that it's not tall enough. I envision the snow rolling over the top of the guard instead of pulling it away from the curb. Something as tall, or a little taller, as the curb would be better. I am also wondering if they would work with wings (as I have been considering adding some). This is the first year that I have noticed any wear to the side of the mouldboard. I even had to add some hard facing to this sides between storms. I have been using employees, in this truck for a few years now. As I said before this is the first year is this has been an issue. I am still using the original cutting edge on this plow (bought in '02 or '03). The corners have begun to round as well (this year). Obviously I have gotten my moneys worth from this edge. It has been so long that I don't remember how far, if at all, the edge hangs over the end of the mouldboard (when new). Is it possible that the end of the edge is now worn enough to allow the mouldboard to contact the curb? I am planning to buy a new cutting edge so I will be able to tell soon enough. I am not replacing it due to the edge getting to short. It will be because of the corners rounding off instead. Maybe the new edge will be the solution (if I want to use wings too). Even if that's the case I am still interested in the guards for my 8'-6" MVP. Thanks for any help.
  2. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I took my old cutting edge and cut it into sections. They bolt on the last 2 bolts of the new edge(sandwiched on top of the new edge), and i cut them so they stick out about 3" past the plow. When those round out i just flip them, basically getting 2 curb guards out of one. Each time i replace the edge i will just use the old one for new guards. Rather than throwing away the old edge its a pretty easy and basically free way of protecting the edge.

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  3. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I have got Western brand curb guards on my MVP plus, they work wonders as long as the curb is high enough, a couple of properties I do the curbs aren't very tall and the curb guard actually rides up over the top, but at that points its only wearing the cutting edge anyways. The curb guards mount using the last two bolt holes on the cutting edge and there fore are at the top of the cutting edge. They work well with regular height curbs, they are just a big hunk of casting that is sacrificial and protects the moldboard from curb wear. I love my Western and would probably get another, but the boss design is better because it will protect against even those 2-3" tall curbs where as western's just go over the top.