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pros. & cons. Back Blade for fisher plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Tim C, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Tim C

    Tim C Member
    Messages: 70

    I am looking to put a back blade on my fishermm 7.6. I do mostly residential, 1 sm service station, 30 drives. This blade sits behind the blade, and is custume made for plow,about 150and change. Is this a good choice to save time on backblading from garage doors or should I go a different rout. Replies would be a great help less then a week to decide.


    Thanks Tim C Let it snow:drinkup:
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I have used them before,and they work well.Just make sure it's properly designed for a trip edge plow,so nothing gets damaged when it trips.It should also swing up out of the way,so snow doesn't pack up underneath it.
     
  3. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I would go for it considering its a Fisher & mostly resi work. With other brands I have used & seen used, I haven't seen a need for any kind of help with back dragging (newer Fishers might have different\better angle of attack than older ones though, mines an old MM1). Urethane also helped to improve back dragging over steel edges, but wasn't necessary as the back dragging was fine, except it helped greatly with my Fisher.
     
  4. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    They are a must have for plowing driveway's. I have two of them and they work great.
     
  5. Brian Simmons

    Brian Simmons PlowSite.com - Sponsor
    Messages: 196

    Just be careful when using it as there is no relief for backgragging. Going foward you have the base angle trip and reliefs for cushion but nothing going backwards.
     
  6. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I am interested in getting one for my 8' Fisher HD. Does anyone know where I can get one made in the New England area, or should I just go to a local welding shop? I am going to replace my cutting edge this year, so I will have the old edge to use for stock.
     
  7. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    BWinkel, a local welder would be your best bet. Thats how mine are made up. There is a pic of mine some where on plow site.
     
  8. Strongmd

    Strongmd Member
    Messages: 43

    We have 6 of them and would never go back.
    We have them custom fabricated by a local guy.
     
  9. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Can someone show a pic. I am also very interested in one. If someone can show a pic then I could built it myself.


    thanks,
     
  10. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    pic of back blade

    Use the plowsite search function . Pictures have already been posted .
     
  11. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Re: pic of back blade

    I did and a million came up, but NO pics. Will try again.
     
  12. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Here is a picture of one on the new Pro-Plus from Western
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  13. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Thanks for the Pic. Hope they come up with one like that on a Fisher plow.
     
  14. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    back plow

    hey,
    i have an older speed cast set up w/ 8' blade. i also have a "back dragger" and do all residential drives. this was an excellent improvement for productivity. absolutly a must for drives. alot cheaper than a rear plow.

    only negative i've had is you sometimes get stuck in piles, as the backdragger hangs down and is prone to get stuck in the snow when you pile it. (you will get used to this)

    PM me , i can give you my contact for backdraggers. $150 installed last year. Framingham area
     
  15. tonylillo

    tonylillo Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Its been awhile since the last post on these backdrag blades, I need 2 of them I am in North NJ
     
  16. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Any fisher dealer should have them or be able to get them. I would bet one of the site sponsors have them as well.