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back dragging blade?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cgillispn, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. cgillispn

    cgillispn Member
    Messages: 38

    is this a back dragging blade? if so, how well do they work and where can i get one?
     

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  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,835

    could not see it to good on the westerns they offer an optional back dragging blade or you can go with a rear plow they work well
     
  3. cgillispn

    cgillispn Member
    Messages: 38

    sorry about that, try this picture

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  4. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Yup, sure is. I have one on my Western. When backing up the blade will flip up (away from the truck) and make a nice straight edge to scrape with. They work well, not perfect but a whole lot better than not having one. I would recommend one if you are back dragging a lot.

    I had a local welding shop make mine.

    Joel B.
     
  5. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    whats the dimensions on that blade and how much weight did it add?
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2004
  6. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    We have two plows. Both pro plows with the ultra mount. One is an 8' on a 3/4T GMC crew cab w/ backdrag edge and the other is a 7.5' blade on a 3/4T Chevy ext. cab w/o the backdrag edge.

    IMHO, I believe the difference is very clear when the backdrag edge is used. It seems to scrape to near bare pavement more efficiently then the one without. Granted the 8' does also have a little more weight to so that does aid it. Just my two cent opinion from someone who has compared them side to side.