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home made back drag blade?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sluggermn, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    Has any one made their own back drag blade?
    I have a western 8' blade with wings welded on the outer edge and I am going to be doing more driveways this winter and I have to put a back drag edge on, I am just not happy with the performance of my blade as it is set up now and it leaves too much snow on the drive when back draging.

    any tips or hints pictures would be great!
    I have a full metal fab shop at my disposal, breaks, shear, laser, plasma cutter, cutting torch, vertical milling machine etc... so building and placing will not be a problem but I just need some ideas to know where to start.
    thanks
    slugger
     
  2. zrex1200

    zrex1200 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 2

  3. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    yup, not bad to make all kinds of diggrent ways to make it, make sure it piviots freely, and that when you back up it picks up the plow when it hinges, and that it has a stop to keep it at about 90 degrees to the ground, i saw a video of a gouy making one on youtube the other day do a search you might find it
     
  4. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    check out the swing wing on you tube... pretty sick lookin should give you some ideas...
     
  5. I have a slick and simple back blade for a Boss.
    Uses a rightangle iron and basically bolts where shoes would go.
    I leave it on all the time and it works great.
    email for pictures to comfort@torchlake.com
    tc