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New-style cutting edges rock!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by JohnRoscoe, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Breaking all the ice a couple weeks ago, I snapped the bolts holding the center plastic bumper on our 9'2" Boss. Rather than trying to extract the broken bolts and buy a new center, I swapped to the the new cutting edges with the integrated centers and curb guards.

    All I can say is Wow! They lined up perfectly with the holes on my moldboard and cut through the hard pack right away. No trails in the center at all.

    After the season, I plan to switch out our other Boss cutting edges with these, whether needed yet or not. It's great to see a product that is easilÝ backwards compatible and adds real value with the curb guards.

    If you're on the fence about switching to these, I'd recomend them.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    We get banged for 400.00 for the new style, how much there?
  3. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    That's about what we paid, but worth it compared to the old style @ ~$250.
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I picked up a set in January, $418. The set I bought a year and a half ago was $350. Make me sick when I need new edges!:realmad: I may switch back to the old style edges, only because the price.
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Just used mine on my 9-2 er for the first time Monday.They seem to work well.I had to do a little grinding on each edge on the back side by the hinge for them to lay completely flat on the moldboard.It's where the radius comes around is where the interference comes in.Not a big deal,but I would have thought Boss would have picked up on that.$176 ea.+ shipping from PPW.In hindsight,I should have gotten them from Equipment Specialists,a good vendor here and they actually would have been cheaper overall with the shipping to my location.
  6. Kwise

    Kwise Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I need to replace mine soon (also looking at $400 for the pair). That price makes me want to look into possibly finding someone who can custom make some. I have heard of someone who can at half the price. Only difference is he can't round the curb guard as well.
  7. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Getting that center bend radius perfect might be important too.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    curb guards are over rated ,you really don't need them.
  9. Kwise

    Kwise Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    He can bend the inside where they come together. As far as the outside ends, the edge will stick past the plow enough, but its just a straight edge. I'm concerned it will catch on something compared to the rounded edge. I'll either let it go or cut and weld from the old set.

    Has anyone ever tried welding on additional pieces of steel to the front of the stock cutting edges? Will it cut the ice as well? I've seen it done before and was curious.
  10. matzke3

    matzke3 Member
    Messages: 50

    Had a customer try it with a set of blades on an 8.2 rt2 because of the small amount of wear. Local fabber welded 1" welds in four spots on each blade to tack it in and then knocked it right off with a hammer. He couldnt get any penetration through the high carbon blade.