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Back Blading With An 810

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Allagash, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    How efficient is the 810 for pulling up to a driveway, droping the blade, and backing up? I would assume you would retract the wings before doing this? Does it scrape down to the pavement pretty well?
     
  2. brad_diesel

    brad_diesel Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    ive always done it with the wings out, never had a problem, yes it does back drag better than my western i had, mainly because of its weight. i know i read on here somewhere that you shouldnt back drag with the wings out, so i probably wont anymore, but all last season i never had any trouble doing so. of course i have the old style with 2 rams per wing, not sure if that makes a differance or not, i know the newer ones have a return spring in place of the 2nd ram. enjoy your toy!!
     
  3. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Good question I had been told not to back drag with wings out.
     
  4. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    DON'T do it!

    DON'T back drag with the wings extended! I did it last year and bent one of the wings; just a hair. It was enough so it would not swing back out of the scoop position. It would still retract, but in the scoop position. Looked weird. Cost me about $100 to get it fixed. About 3/8" had to be trimmed to allow it to function again. Apparently the manual says not to do it, but I never saw it. Maybe they should print a manual with more pictures... :)
     
  5. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    In the video from blizzard, the part where the bobcat is demonstrating the 8611 as a year round attachment it looks like he is back blading gravel with the wings out. But I have heard not to back blade with wings extended. So who knows?
     
  6. Got Diesel?

    Got Diesel? Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I back drag with all the skidders and not so much with the trucks but here are the positive and the negitives

    Positives
    -very heavy, scrapes clean
    -very wide, we always back drag with the blades extended and really why the hell not, you did buy a big blade didn't you USE IT!!!
    -they do have springs now for the wings so if you do catch something they do "give"
    -perfect back drag in light snow(under 6" and not wet)

    Negatives
    -in heavy snow they scrape awesome on a loader cause you can apply down presure but not as well on a truck- the snow has a tendency to build under the moldboard and lift the blade slightly of the ground
    -I recommend in the newer blades with the spring to install the 2nd sping on the wings for more tension so they do not fold forward so easily

    Happy Motoring:waving:
     
  7. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I agree, Iinstall the 2nd sping on the wings.:)
     
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Looks like I'm getting an old style with the two rams per side, dealer says its not as good. Anybody tried to convert it to the newer design? I wonder if you could run the wing with one existing ram, and add a spring like the new ones.