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Cutting edges

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by nevrnf, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I have a question for the pros. Will a straight blade XT cutting edge (1/2"x 8") work on a Superduty plow? I want to lift my truck and it looks like the XT edge is 2" taller than the standard edge.
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    If you lift your truck you have to lower the push beam. You want the center of the holes right around 15 1/2"

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    That still isn't going to cure the problem at hand. The issue you have to over come is having the mount be at 15 1/2 inches. If it sits higher the cylinder will bottom out when the plow wants to go down a hill before the truck. Lower the mount (many have done this, just search for it in the boss section) and you'll be all set. Also if you get the 8 inch cutting edge what are you going to do when the cutting edge wears to low for you to use? For some of us that'd be a good edges to use for a year or 2. Just saying, it would be better to lower the mount in the long run.
  4. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    My thought was to use it for a couple of seasons then sell it for 1/2 price with 6" left. It would just be a cheap and easy way around the 15" push bar. At this point i dont think it matters as i think i am selling my plow after this season.