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Backdrag in-action pictures, + more

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Grn Mtn, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
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    This driveway had not been plowed in 3 days, over that time period we had about 2", than some sun, but cold, than another 1", all three days were below 25*.

    This series of pictures is to illustrate how well the backdrag edge does. I pushed down the right hand side of the driveway then up the hill and to the left, staying a Subaru's length away from the garage. The portion in front of the garage was back bladed, and then for kicks I backbladed all the way to the street on the left-hand side of the driveway.

    I also included a close-up of the stops that keep the blade from swinging too far back.

    In answer to a PM question, if you hit something solid while backing up the blade will just jump up. its allot easier to pull than push, so no trip mechanism is necessary.

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  2. Grn Mtn

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  3. Grn Mtn

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  4. Grn Mtn

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  8. Plow Dude

    Plow Dude Senior Member
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    Do you have to fold that down inorder to backdrag, then fold it back up to push? I have a Fisher plow too, so I may be interested in something like that.
     
  9. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
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    Nice backdrag blade, that's definitely one of the better ones I've seen on here!

    Send some of that snow down to Northern, NJ...I still haven't been able to plow ONCE!:eek: :cry: :angry: ...looks like the storm we were supposed to have Thurs-Fri is a bust...:cry:
     
  10. Grn Mtn

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  11. Grn Mtn

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    And MY TRUCK, nice avatar.:D
     
  12. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
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    Looks nice Grn Mtn.
    Is it poss. to post pictures of the pivot points for the back drag blade, you had a good picture of the stops but I would like to see the pivot points, also did you use flat stock and do you think the pivot pins and sleeves for a Meyer plow would work?
     
  13. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
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    Please look at the link to a previous post, it answers many of your questions. The link is 2 posts up I think....
     
  14. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
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    Looks good. The comparison makes it look like you need a new cutting blade in the front. I don't know maybe a dedicated back drag blade just srapes better. I back drag with my plow and I get good results in both directions. It could be that my cutting edge is like new.
    I wish i had even driveways like that here to plow. The ones i got are all wavey and the center is raised so i cant get a clean scrape on some.
     
  15. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
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    Silly me


    I just read the other post. Sometimes it seems that i'm a halfstep behind anyway thanks.
     
  16. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
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    I do need a new cutting edge, but its razer sharp, just getting too warn down. The attack angle is better on the backblade, that is why it scrapes better.

    I only have two good drives that I could show good results with, the rest of mine are like what you discribed.
     
  17. Grn Mtn

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    No prob, if you still have any questions that didn't get answered by the other post, ask away:nod:

    And thanks everyone for the nice comments, Just wish I had made it myself. I have got to say, after 4 years of adding crap to my truck, I really like it (extra lights, prowings, backblade, salter, blah blah blah). Anyone else feel the same about their truck setup?
     
  18. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
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    Yeah that's one thing about res. The condition of driveways. Many don't want them repaved until they have pot holes.