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Back drag blade rust marks.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sherwin, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. sherwin

    sherwin Member
    Messages: 46

    Any one running backdrag blades and getting more rust on concrete because of it? We outfitted one truck last year and the performance of the blade was great, but now we've spent 2 days pressure washing drives to get the rust off- 3 times more rust than normal and it does not come off easily. I believe they use a softer steel so it wears with the main blade, but it gets left behind on the concrete. We plan on switching to urethane this winter on a few trucks, does anyone make a urethane backdrag blade?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,490

    This subject has been discussed before.

    Think about this before you condemn the plow for the rust stains.

    1. If enough of the edge wore off to stain the drive The edge would wear out very quickly.
    2. These shavings would be so small that the wind, melting snow, rain and driving on the drive would disperse the shavings.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    the serch button is i the gray bar above the meyer banner.....


    thier was a guy on here that figured the rust stains out.....it turned out to be how the concrete was made or something......but you'll have to serch for it



    PJ