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boss v backdragging

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by brianbrich1, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    How well do the v's back drag
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    They do ok if you have the optional locking cylinders. Ok does not mean real good.......
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't use smartlocks and I don't have a problem back dragging.
     
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    The plow never folds forward on you?
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have 1 with smartlocks and 1 without. I would never buy one without them again.

    The one's with smartlocks back drag well IMO.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't back drag much and few places I do it doesn't mater if it folds forward.
     
  7. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil Member
    Messages: 89

    It's ok, if you have packed snow the blade will just float over it.
     
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Ok so no offense intended but your original answer should not be given much consideration from someone who is concerned with doing a good job while back dragging.

    If the snow is deep, its going to require multiple passes. Several in some cases. Then the last inch will be packed down good so you will have to plow it forward as far as possible to scrape it off the pavement and then lift the plow over the pile, pull forward over it, and drag it back out.
     
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    in my opinion
    since I do need to backdrag and I do it it often, no the V blade does not backdrag well.


    I have no idea what this opinion is worth
    "I don't use smartlocks and I don't have a problem back dragging"...

    "I don't back drag much and few places I do it doesn't mater if it folds forward"

    I thought better of you Grandview
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    More info on my back dragging. When I back drag I come in at a slight angle.So only one wing folds out a little and then gives you a straight blade look to it. So the one side is fully extended and you just back drag the snow. It does scrap it very well. Everything takes practice.Maybe I'll make of video this year of it.
     
  11. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    Thanks for the response. Iam torn on what plow to mount on my personal new truck. all my others are straights or machines and thats all ive plowed with for 15 + yrs. I do have places where alot of backdragging may be required and do not want a crappy job. plowmeister response was the one i figured i would hear.
     
  12. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    You did not ask how we like the V plow I plow resis a lot of them and I have to backdrag most of them

    I plowed for 22 years with a strait blade (Fisher 7 1/2 HD) I got the V blade because everthing thing I read said the V blade saves time.

    I got the Boss V 3 years ago,... I will not buy a strait blade again I will only buy V blades
     
  13. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Try the backdrag edges from backdragsnow.com I used them on my straight blade and they really help. Granted, as others have said, if the snow is really packed, ANY blade is going to ride up over it, but the back drag edge helps the plow "bite" in a little better, but nothing is perfect.
     
  14. AdvancedOutdoor

    AdvancedOutdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    When using backdrag blades, do you install them to touch or leave them a half inch or inch above the ground?
     
  15. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    The one that I used had all the holes elongated so if you were installing it with an edge that has some wear on it, you can line them up evenly. You would want it to be level with the main cutting edge of the plow
     
  16. AdvancedOutdoor

    AdvancedOutdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks, I figured so. I may try a set out this year.
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buddy of mine has a backdrag blade on his straight plow. It a swing type,so when going forward it flops back and when backdrging if locks forward and scraps clean ,it is a little bigger then the cutting edge
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  18. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,178

    I built a swing one out of my old worn cutting edge.... ( had to do something with it.)
    It works really well. Acts as a plow ski going forward and kicks the plow up and engages perfectly against the back of the plow going backwards. I was quite proud of it at the time.