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repair of "boxed in" older blades

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by schwerhaiv, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. schwerhaiv

    schwerhaiv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I am looking at my first BOSS straight blade. From what I can tell, it is an RT3 mount; but, the blade has a custom rubber cover over the front of the blade above the cutting edge and you can see that the back of the plow is rusted through in a couple large holes between the vertical braces. The plow works great and is VERY cheap. I just want something for my driveway (which is long and all uphill LOL). Had a Meyer on my old truck and it froze. I don't want that again. It has the smart hitch and everything else works. I was just going to have someone weld in some new metal between the vertical braces in the summer. I was just curious about how people have repaired these box design plows. THANK YOU for responding.
  2. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    For personal use, welding patches is perfectly acceptable.
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    I would just cut out the "boxed" part and then gusset instead of re-boxing it. An enclosed area promoted rust as you can see from the factory.
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    Just weld a patch and keep pushing. Mine rusted out in the same area. How cheap is it?