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Back Blade for MM2

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by DHDB, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

    I'm looking into buying a back-blade for my 8' MM2. Was wondering if they are a good investment or junk? I'm clearing mostly driveways.
     
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    havent ran one on a fisher. but depending on how you have them setup they are very helpful.
     
  3. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I had one made up last year, and though I haven't used it yet (end of last snow season). I understand they work great and are easy enough to fabricate up
     
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    is there a place to buy this/have it made?
     
  5. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I have had a couple made by Pappas welding in Salem Ma. I'll post his number on Monday. These are very heavy duty and might outlast the plow. They work great for driveways and loading docks.:drinkup:
     
  6. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    snow - thanks for the info. im looking into getting one to help with doing drives and i dotn have the time to make my own.
    thanks again
    -Kyle
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    The X Blades work just as good if not better than a back drag blade if you are in the market for a switch. If not, I have heard good things about the back drag blades. I have never owned one, but the concept is there. I think all they do is take a cutting edge, and hang it on the back of the plow so it should work mint.
     
  8. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

    I was told Atlantic Broom (Hyde Park, MA) has back blades avail. I know they stock cutting edges. but last time I was there I didn't see any back-blades. Does anyone manufacture these or are we talking custom fabrication?
     
  9. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    im going to assume its custom fabrication. but the shops probably have some sort of standard template that they use to make them. like a as requested basis so they do not stock them. probably takes 2-3 days or so i would guess to make it.
     
  10. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I talked with Pappas welding today, he is very busy right now. The is no real benifit to a back drag on a X-blade because of the high attack angle. It is almost required on all the (standard) blades. I do have a back drag for sale off a 7.5MM2 if there is anyone looking for one.
     
  11. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    snow if i had a 7.5 id take it.
    let me know if you come across any for a 8ft hd fisher
     
  12. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    you know, I have a friend who is a steel fabricator and navy certified welder. I bet if I could convine him to fab one up for my 8 foot HD straight blade he might do a few... It would help is someone had a picture of what we needed and how it mounts so I could show him...
     
  13. bostonBob

    bostonBob Junior Member
    Messages: 4

  14. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    I just built one for my Boss, it is the same concept for a fisher as well. I paid approx $80 in steel, maybe $8 for hardware and whatever you pay in labor. Depending on whether or not you want to paint it, it shouldnt take more than a couple hours to complete and install.

    ussmileyflag
     
  15. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    snow7899,

    Was this an OEM piece or did you fab it youself? Got any pics?

    I'm in the Market for a MM plow and a backdrag edge for my truck.
     
  16. charlg

    charlg Member
    Messages: 53

    What do you consider pricey? I got a quote from a local guy for $340. Is that a reasonable price?
     
  17. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    steel prices are through the roof, thats why the estimates are very high.......
     
  18. charlg

    charlg Member
    Messages: 53

    I was asking because this was the first quote I got and wondered if $340 was a decent price. I've nevered priced it before.
     
  19. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    lemme call my steel guy tonight..........he'lll give me a guesstimate on a 8 foot section 6 inches high 3/4 inch thick
     
  20. charlg

    charlg Member
    Messages: 53

    Great. Thank you.