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Back Drag Edge Blade on 7'-6" Ultra-Mount Pro-Plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Dondo, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I have picked a couple more driveways this year and am thinking about adding a Back Drag Edge Blade to the plow. The current cutting edge on it is not new (only 3/4's light use season) and it has ever been flipped to the new side. Can I add a Back Drag Edge Blade to the plow with the cutting edge as is, do I need to flip the cutting edge first, or should I just start with a complete new pair of cutting and back drag blades? Thanks for any insight you might be able to give me.
    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. tom.807

    tom.807 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    You should be ok with that amount of wear up front. Your back blade will be a little cleaner at first but they will wear together in a short time.
     
  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I went out and brought a new blade for my pro at Angelo. Now I am taking the old blade and making it into a back blade
     
  4. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Let me know how that works out. One of the guys in the shop next to me tried and it didn't work. He said something about not being able to heat it to the correct temp when he bent the angle. The first time he used it it just snapped off at the angle he made. I'm no engineer so I don't know if that is correct But you might want to check that out before you out a lot of effort into it. I ordered a new Back Drag blade from my Western dealer. It is on 2 week back order and they are getting $95.00 for them.
     
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    There's no heating up one of those edges and having it survive. They're made of very high carbon steel for wear resistance. Heat raises the hardness to a point where they become so brittle that they break like glass every time.

    I've never seen the need for a backdrag edge on a Western, they're about the best backdragging plow around just as they are. We tried the factory Western backdrag edge on a Pro Plus a few years back. Any sticky or wet snow would build up in the "V" shaped area on the bottom of the plow between the two edges and freeze solid... then the plow didn't scrape well forward or backward. We took the backdrag edge off and threw it in the scrap pile.
     
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    The blade is a straight blade...Nothing to heat........welding (4) straight pieces onto the blade..This is what it should look like

    backdrag30.jpg


    No bending..Just two cut for the shoe mounts..

    Here is the web link
    http://www.commandotrailers.com/backdrag

    backdrag30.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Good luck with that...
     
  8. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    Looks like a simple idea that would work pretty well. How much is it?
     
  9. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I really don't know...But it does work...Not that hard to do it yourself...If not, have someone you know how to weld, do it for you..The information is on the web link I pasted.. Very simple.. I use 1/2 angle, and 1/2 flat. 12- 3/8X1" bolts lock nuts...

    Everyone has there own view.......Your the only one who makes the final decision. Like I said in my last thread, I went out and brought a new blade from Angelo's supplies. I use my old blade for the back blade..everything is done, now I have to weld the straight pieces on to the blade, then blot the angles on the back side of the plow..Look at the web site.........