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Back Dragging on Gravel?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FuturePilot4u, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u Member
    Messages: 72

    Does anyone have experience with back dragging on gravel?

    I have 1 gravel drive about 100 feet long on a hill.

    Should I back drag or throw the shoes on?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    All depends if it frozen or not, or if its rough
     
  3. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u Member
    Messages: 72

    large size gravel, not pea size, pretty medium smooth, and not frozen as of right now
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Gravel will freeze if it ever gets cold enough. Once it does freeze plow it slowly.
     
  5. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u Member
    Messages: 72

    i mean i want to know if back dragging works well on gravel
     
  6. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    not to sound like a smart @$$ But back dragging never really "works well." From my experience at least! We have Boss plows Some straight most V...
    Can you get away with it? Sure you can!
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If you do back drag it it will leave a snow base for plowing later.
     
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Pack it Yourself

    ussmileyflag If a gravel driveway isn't frozen and there isn't more than 6" of snow , less if it's heavy . I'll drive up and down the driveway a couple times without dropping my plow , to pack down some snow to set my shoes on , then plow the driveway . Keeps the mouldboard out of the dirt , and gives a harder surface for the tires to bite into . Studs are a good thing for this operation ! Takes a little longer , but it's better than tearing up the driveway , and your equipment !
     
  9. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u Member
    Messages: 72

    that idea about making packed down snow sounds great!!!
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
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  11. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Thats why I carry a piece of pipe in the back of my truck that has to plow the one gravel parking lot that I plow. Quick and easy to put on, and doesn't push around much of the stone.
     
  12. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Gravel edge

    Very interesting ! I'm going to fabricate a removable one , (no tools required) . I have a complete machine shop at my disposal , should be a piece of cake , no moving parts ! :bluebounc