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Lubing cylinder shafts and width of a new cutting blade?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by peterk800xc, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Couple of quick questions- does anyone use any type of spray lube on the lift cylinder shaft or on the angling cylinder shafts to prevent drying out of the seals? Last, what is the width of a new 7.5 STD cutting edge?Just want to know just how worn out mine is.Any idea how much a new one is at a dealer? Thanks in advance.
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

  3. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Std come with 3/8" thick edge. I wore this out in two years. Put on the 1/2" thick pro edge and this lasted 3 yrs with a lot more plowing. Since I have only about 1" left I am thinking of putting on an 1/2" x 8" 8'6" XT edge and cutting the ends off. Although if its really over $300 lol I'll get the pro again for $150 . I spray cylinders with silicone as recommended by the owners manual
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I burn my cutting edge down until I flat spot the bolts holding it.
  5. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I agree us it just until it hits the moldboard.