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fabing a back drag edge .....any success?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Premierplowing, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Premierplowing

    Premierplowing Member
    Messages: 40

    I'll be mounting my meyers plow to my YJ shortly and from browsing the forums I gather that jeeps work well with driveways....has any one ever tried to make a backdrag blade for these lightweight plows with any success?
    Just a thought that ran thru my skull
    TIA
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I made a backdrag for my fisher 7 1/2 HD works great
     
  3. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    Do you have pictures of that edge? The weight alone worked well? What did you use for the edge?
    I have a 78" Meyers, heavy, might also work.
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I mount the backdrag on the pivot pins for the trip edge
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    backdraging
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    Pushing
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    I tried making the backdrag out of an old cutting edge, but I found that it would brake. So I use mild steel. I weld on wear bars on the outer edges. works great out lasts cutting edges 3 to 1
     
  5. Premierplowing

    Premierplowing Member
    Messages: 40

    plowmeister
    can you post some more detailed pics how you made room where the feet would go and how many spots is it mounted at?
    thanks
    Tim
     
  6. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I'm using a plastic blade and have an extra metal cutting edge that is going to get turned into a back blade...Nice work Plowmeister:drinkup: What's with the spring on the back? would be nice to make some way that when you back drag it puts some down pressure.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    for the trip edge.
    Like I said the cutting edges grake when used as backdrag blades
     
  8. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281


    could you take one more photo of the back? I would like to see how that spring works.
     
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    The spring is part of the plow not the back drag. go to fisher web site they have plenty of pictures.
    your light weight plow uses a mold board trip (the whole blade trips) you have springs too. on my plow its just the cutting edge that trips.
     
  10. Jeep_thing

    Jeep_thing Member
    Messages: 98

    Yes, reviving 5 year old thread but... Thumbs Up

    That is some nice design and fab work PM! And does that spring hold the back blade up out of the way when plow is raised? Or does the back blade swing freely? (noisy?)
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    See post #9

    no noise.

    :)
     
  12. EHoward19

    EHoward19 Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 29

  13. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Anybody.... Bueller... Ferris, i sure would like to know as well