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Back Dragger????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BIG DRIFT, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62

    who makes the best Back Dragging plow?? I will need it for Residential drive ways.

    Thank you BD
     
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Hiniker. I have never seen one but if back dragging was a priority i would buy one.
     
  3. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62



    Thank you joe. Happy new year.

    BD
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Yes search under the Hiniker forum and those guys will tell you how awesome the plow is. BUT if you already own your own plow than just have a backdrag blade added on to it. Mine was just a new cutting edge that pivots off some hinges that were welded on where the shoes used to be.When plowing forward it swings back but when you drop the blade down the plow rests on the edge and really digs in.
     
  5. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62

    I have used your system before when it was all we had. I'm going back into snow removal and have seen back draging plows in action at the condo i lived in, They pulled the drives in one pass to the tar.

    I like something like the snowman style but i'm not sure if theres some out there that are better then the other.

    The hiniker is nice but it looks like if it breaks down you cant even plow forward.

    I do like there scoop plow and will look for that when i start doing parking lots.

    Thanks and Have a great New Year:)

    BD
     
  6. fortydegnorth

    fortydegnorth Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Even if the "C" cylinder or flip over cylinder would fail you can manually put the top of the blade in the push position and then bolt the top half to the push frame assembly so it can't flip over. They ship the plows this way so it stays upright without the hydraulics hooked-up. The split trip edge also is great since only half the blade trips if you hit something small. I have owned an HDX C-plow for 3 years now and love it. I am actually selling the truck and switching over to a V-plow since I now sub all my driveways and only do commercial lots, but I'm sure I will miss the back-drag.
     
  7. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62

    Very Interesting.

    thank you

    BD
     
  8. How about this

    How about a backblade/ rear plow
     
  9. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62


    Thats what i'm asking about. I would like to know about the couple ive seen in adds here how are they holding up.

    BD
     
  10. addicted

    addicted Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Check out sno way with the down pressure.
     
  11. KenG

    KenG Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 100

  12. mole

    mole Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    I own a daniels when you put it down the down presure lifts my truck a ford f250 superduty ext cab. the thing is nuts. only used it twice so far because of lack of snow here and everywhere else in the u.s.
     
  13. Great

    I built my own and it holds up GREAT! It works great! DO IT!
     
  14. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I have an Arctic "Plow Partner" back-plow, I bought it used last season. It works well, saves a bit of time and scrapes good. I priced other new back-plows at the time and the Arctic was priced the best by far. They seem to a simple design that works.
     
  15. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    This is my issue with rear plows, you pass the driveway, back up, drop blade and pull out, lift blade and turn around, drive back in and push the snow off to the side. I just don't like the turning around part. I think if you were allowed to put the snow in the street they would be great, and I think they must be great for loading docks, and drive-thru's, I just don't get it for driveways.

    It's all about getting your money's worth. $275 for the backdrag edge (residential)and $200 for the prowings (commercial.) Dollar for dollar these two items have made me money for very little invested.

    Can the same be said about a rear plow?
     
  16. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62


    They would pull one time on are drives to the tar. They would put it in the road and the scoop plows would take it from there.


    I need to get the snow out of the driveway an into the street to put it at the curb.


    I watched my mother in laws drive get done once. She has a double wide with a hill, it took the guy back dragging a push plow 15 times and there was still hard packed snow on the driveway:dizzy:

    I know if he had a PULL PLOW it would have got all the snow with less times going back and forth.

    BD
     
  17. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62

    Daniels looks good, i can take it from truck to truck easily. I have two different trucks. I have a 250 Dodge and a 150 V8 ford so putting a good plow on would be hard for the ford but a 300 pound pull plow looks to be the ticket.

    Does anybody know what they go for???

    BD
     
  18. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    snowman pull plows are to only ones with a tripping action to my knowledge, and they have models that work with spreaders.
     
  19. next time

    Next time it snows, I will have someone record with my digiatal camera and i will email anyone interested. Honestly, it saves TONS of times and makes a much cleaner scrape.
     
  20. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62


    I agree. I have seen theses in action on light to heavy snow, they do work well.

    BD