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Back blade for an ATV?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Makndust, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I have a friend that is taking over a bunch of ATV accounts in town. He was wondering about a Back Blade for his ATV. Anyone have one or seen one?
     
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I am going to fab up a 3 point hitch for my quad for something like that. I will let you know how it turns out.
     
  3. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    I know Cycle Country and Kolpin have 3 point systems for ATV's but I'm not sure if there are others. A few years ago I was looking at the different ones for doing some yard work but couldn't find what I needed so I built one.
    [​IMG]
    As part of the rake shown is a fold down blade. I also have several other implements that will fit this system.
     
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I am going to make one for a york rake and a back blade. But I am thinking something like winch on the back rack and making brackets off the rear hitch for holders for the stubs.
     
  5. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I'm suprised that some manufacturer hasn't mass produced these things. I could see a big market for them
     
  6. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    yeah i coulld too...i would buy one!!!
     
  7. hansons glc

    hansons glc Member
    from mn
    Messages: 91

    What is the point? I'm not trying to be a ass. I just dont see a point. Do you guys do a lot of pulling snow away from garage doors or something?
     
  8. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I really wish someone would mass produce one. Quad blades are not heavy enough to backdrag. I am not sure if you can get a back blade that will scrape good with out down pressure though. Down pressure is one of the bigges reasons why I am thinking about switching to a large 4x4 mower/small tractor. Doing a lot of work in small housing developments and commercial sidewalks, a back blade would be the cats a$$ for backing up to garage doors etc,
     
  9. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    yeah you can some are like 200lbs.i dont really know why quad plows cant back drag. i mean when going forward it kicks ass but bacwards doesnt do anything.

    plus if you put an lift on the back it would have down force!!

    i want one!
     
  10. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    have you thought about the Mibar system?
    http://www.mibarproducts.com/
    I have run one now for 3 years. Back Drag's ok, Most often I have to backdrag a area 2 times but its still way better than shoveling out by hand.

    just my thoughts.

    sublime out
     
  11. noooooo

    noooooo Member
    Messages: 61

    What about fabricating up a back drag blade on the back of your front mount blade. You would still probably need downforce though.
     
  12. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I have seen them before and it may have been in Northern tool ?? I will have to try and remember for you guys !!
     
  13. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

  14. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I have looked into a system like the Mibar but my biggest complaint is that I dont like electric all that well. Plus if I am going to be sitting on this thing all day I would like to have a cab as well as power angle. I run a quad now and dont get me wrong it is awsome for the work I do and gets around a lot better then a truck...however I am thinking that I will be able to open up more opertunity with a small tractor.

    http://www.fastline.com/v100/details.aspx?g=d5da6311-041f-4c36-8fd3-3668436440bb

    With a tractor like the one posted above, I would have the loader when snow relocation was needed, a blade on the front for everyday plowing, a rear blade for everyday plowing, a snow blower attachment if the work was there and could add more attatchemts like a broom etc. I would still have to buy a cab and would probably have close to 15,000 in a rig like this, but I am thinking it would outpreform a quad in most cercumstances. The only thing a quad would have over this rig would be transport speed and 99% of the time I am either plowing in a tight neighborhood, or the machine would need to be trailer anyways....sorry to hijack this thread, I am dont now :gunsfiring:
     
  15. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    This is how I built mine. I can swap out implements with this setup. So far I have a back blade, rake, box scraper and S tines.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    :D http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii60/skywagon12/100_0006-3.jpg http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii60/skywagon12/IMG_0687.jpg

    Cannot beat the tractor for large snows and the comfort of the heated cab, for smaller snows the Rhino and Rancher are great!
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  17. JMS

    JMS Member
    Messages: 97

    I had my welder fabricate one for my moose plow, I just had him make one identical to the one on the truck, it works perfectly, only problem is it adds more weight. Only cost me $200.
     
  18. noooooo

    noooooo Member
    Messages: 61

    fd8215 can you post some pics?
     
  19. JMS

    JMS Member
    Messages: 97

    will do

    John
     
  20. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I would also like the pics of how you did this for the moose blade.

    its on my project list along with many other things. LOL

    thanks
    sublime out.