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anybody use a rear box blade on your truck????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jonspolaris, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. jonspolaris

    jonspolaris Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    anybody here use rear box blades on there pickup?? i can get a good deal on one for next year and wnat to know if its worth it. i do driveways and parking lots.

    it looks like it might make the truck okward to drive with that much length.

    what did u pay for it?? and do u think it was worth it?

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    i bought a snow man pull plow for this last season....very well built....quality is a-1.....in my situation i had it on a blazer and it was too much weight,yes it adds some length.....with down pressure you get an excellent look when you are done.......i used it in a small developement where i plow all the driveways(25), some in tight quarters and it worked well recently purchased a skidsteer so i will be using that for these properties next year

    Please advertise any items for sale in this forum instead. Thank You Dino

    [Edited by plowking35 on 03-18-2001 at 06:59 PM]

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    In our market, almost everyone has them. After using them now I know why. It is a real timesaver, both on residential and commercial. Great for cleanups, scraping hardpack, loading docks, garage doors,etc,etc,etc...

    They go for around 2000--2500 bucks.

    Well worth the money.

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1574005&a=11964213&p=44118551">
  4. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Nice looking truck, Tom

    And I'm a GM kind of guy.

  5. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Honestly i would be lost without a backblade. well worth the money.
  6. DanG

    DanG Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    I had one on my dodge.
    Mine was a daniels like the one in the pic above.
    It's great for doing driveways(pulling away from garage doors) and loading docks and etc... etc...
    I found that it doesn't stick out as far as some of the newer models that I've seen lately.
    I'm going to make one up to put on my new S-10 for the small driveways that I do in the city.


    D.G. Enterprises
  7. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    I bought one this past fall ( Daniels pull plow)for $ 1,850.and found it great help and time saver. It's great for doing those long drives with curves in them.Just drop it while going around the curve and it cleans up where the rear tires tracked over the snow.
  8. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Kind of seems like this option if you do not want to salt with your p/up is a way to make the most use of your plowing vehicle.

  9. Matt

    Matt Member
    Messages: 68

    If you do want to run a tailgate spreader, snowman makes one that is compatible with one. They have a web site to check there products out on.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,434

    On a slightly different note, those of you who use back blades, how long have you been using them?
  11. DanG

    DanG Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Four years here for me.
    Up to this last year when I got rid of my dodge.
    I figure it'll cost me about $400 to make one up out of scrap metal that I have laying around the shop.
    Most of that will be for the pump assembly and hoses.

  12. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Hey mark
    Nice to see a fellow W Michigander here. I worked (for another LC) in the GR area for 6 yrs and 3 before that at another. Have run a backblade for all. I guess I have been spoiled. So when I started my LC It was my first priority to get one.
  13. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

    I started plowing in the 60's and we've had them ever since.

    There are other plowing technologies that will radically alter the industry that the guys in the know are keeping to themselves.