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Has anyone Installed the new cutting edge?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Mebes, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    That is designed to eliminate the "snow catcher" in the center of the V blades.
    It's curled in in the center to eliminate the Hoof, and it also has a curl on the outside of the blade for curb guard.

    Just saw them at the dealer last week and wondered if anyone had bought them yet.
  2. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I have seen them but haven't bought any. How much are they?
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    do you mean that really annoying rubber center shoe that has a tendancy to rip off? if so i might be getting some new cutting edges sooner than i tought. is there any info on bosses site?
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I called the the Boss dealer for new cutting edge for my Vplow.
    regular edge was 165.00+tax
    those new edges were 270+tax
    I have the 8.2
  5. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Bump to the top.

    Anyone else seen these installed?
  6. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I thought that 80 dollars each was bad for my 8'2" v plows. There is no way that I wll pay that much. I'll go to my local welder buddy and see what he can do from a picture. He made me my last set of edges for my 8'2" for 40.00 each. I'll see how they hold up next to the OEM equiptment that I bought from my Boss Dealer.
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    This is something BOSS should offer free of charge to those having problems with the hoof.

    Should be a recall/TSB type of thing.

    Anyone feel the same way?
  8. deluxeco

    deluxeco Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Guys when you price the new cutting edges remember not only are you replacing the cutting edges but the center shoe and adding curb guards
    add it up and they are cheaper.The next problem they are on national back-order, the company that boss hired to produce these edges ran behind in production and the first seasonal orders aren't even out yet,so you will probably have to wait. They will be standard equipment next year,also installing them does involve trimming the plow blades,therefore I'm going to see how they hold up for other people first. Once you trim for them you are commited to them. As far as fabricating them yourself,bending metal makes it brittle,the steel used for the blades is bent prior to the hardening process so they should last.
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    what do you need to trim? toward the center of the plow or the sides?
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,235

    FYI and FWIW, we bought our steel edges for our Boss' from a local fab shop. Cheaper and they were 3/4" vs. 1/2" or 5/8". We started getting 1 full season out of our edges as opposed to half a season.

    He also made curb guards, welded ones, 'bent' ones as well as welding tabs on the center just like Boss is doing now except theirs is part of the edge.

    $270 is way out of line. Find a decent fab shop or blacksmith and he will be able to make up something comparable or better, cheaper.

    Also, if done the proper way, metal can be bent without making it brittle, just need to know how to do it. The only reason he started welding curb guards is it's a tad difficult to bend a 3/4" piece of steel.

    And yes, you guys are correct, the first set of these ought to be free to all Boss owners after the crap with the center shoe\hoof. Can't believe it took them this long to figure it out. We've been doing it for almost 15 years.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2005
  11. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    As I said. I have a buddy that is a welder and we can screw up a lot before we're into $270 very hard. I think that the idea is great and wish that I would have been the one to think of it first. I wouldn't be plowing snow in the winter, I'd be tipping a cool one on some island with sweetthings running around on the beach.
  12. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    1 last bump to the top.

    Still haven't heard from anyone who has actually installed these scrapers on their blade.
  13. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    My Boss dealer told me $133.00 each. They have 60 in stock. I will probably pick up a set tomorow.
  14. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I'm bumping this back to the top.

    I was at a large"R" Boss dealer here in MN today, probably not one that Butler L & S was at, but one much comparable.

    They have the edges in stock and I'll be getting a set next week sometime.

    The guy that I deal with, small timer close to home, is willing to put them on for me for free, because I bounce ideas off of him and he uses my truck for guinea pig ideas.

    Basically we both want to see how these all work out.

    Next week I'll have some pictures of them installed for you all.
  15. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    my local dealer has 2 8.2 ft and 1 9.2 ft is stock for now. the 8.2 is 170 per side, and he wasnt sure yet exactly how much the 9.2 was. since my edges are still good i think i will wait a little while longer. he did say that the steel is stronger and is suppose to last longer. also, it is suppose to take abuse better without breaking.