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back drag blade 9'2 vxt review

Discussion in 'BackDragBlades.com Discussion' started by allagashpm, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    So I got one of these on my vxt and had promised a review so here it is. The install seemed fairly painless aside from the shop not getting the shipment in for 2 weeks. I didn't want to replace my cutting edge since it is only on its 3rd season. The bdb has adjustable brackets so as it wears you can lower it which I liked. The shop put it as high as it would go but still had to grind or cut part of it off to line up with the cutting edge. Seems like a clean install and looks pretty factory aside from the yellow. I think it cost around 300 and they may have charged me an hour for labor I would have to check the receipt.
    in terms of performance I have only had two events so far..one was 8-10 of wet snow and one was 3-4 inches of snow and slush. On the first storm I wasn't dissapointed by it's performance, but I guess I was just expecting a little more out of it. Is it better than not having it? Yes, but the improvement wasn't that dramatic in my opinion. I think part of it still has to do with the weight of the vxt. Part of the reason I got it was because it was a lighter plow, but it tends to ride up when back dragging. The bdb helped it dig in a little more and keep it down better. This was 8 inches like I said so that is definitely a lot to back drag, but the video I saw the guy was dragging a ton of snow with that f350 diesel so I guess I expected that.
    On the second storm I didnt run my full route, but this Smaller storm it performed much better. Seemed to scrape a little cleaner. I think if you plow with the storm and go out every few inches you would be happy with its performance. I think anything over 6 inches you still benefit but it isn't as pronounced (over factory). Would I buy it again? Probably, but that is just because the vxt is not good at back dragging and I feel like anything would help it. I think the price is a bit high, but it is solidly built and doesnt affect forward scraping. I will add to this as the winter progresses and I use it more, and I will add some pictures as well. Overall I would give it a 6/10
     
  2. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    Thanks for taking the time to review.
     
  3. snowpushinglimo

    snowpushinglimo Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    When plowing, does the bdb 'float' or is it in a fixed position? I too have. 9.2 poly vxt and am considering. Just don't want it to be fixed when pushing. How much cutting needed to be done? Any close up pics? Thanks