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push or backdrag

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by vagle, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Ok so new to forum probably will get some crap for this post! The company I work for I have been plowing their long azz driveway with a skid loader for years. I have done a few driveways with a truck (not mine) but still a rookie. Finally got the company to get me a truck with plow! 2012 Ram 2500HD SLT 8.5 Hiniker Steel Plow!

    The question I have is on the driveway by the loading dock there is an incline, which i pushed up last year but felt the plow was digging as I went up it. Should I be back dragging this?

    3 Pics attached 2 inclines in the driveway I usually push down one (1st pic) and up on the other (2nd pic). The third is a pano of the area

    pic 1.jpg

    pic 2.jpg

    pano.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You could try shoes.
     
  3. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have them. I only use them for the first few snow falls or until i have a nice base to work with.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    Anytime you go "up" your plow WILL dig in till the shoes catch up. If this is an issue, you need to back drag it.
    Not 100% understanding why you would push snow up towards the loading dock.
     
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,031

    Are you in "float"?
     
  6. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yes I am in float but still digs its a dirt driveway working on the owner to get paved. Not pushing towards the dock (unless someone is parked there that I don't like) I back drag that out, the dock is behind me in the pic. Around the semi trailer there is more parking and a overhead door so that all gets cleared. attached is the area of concern.

    the circle is the troubled area and the dot is me.

    buidness.png
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    Your just going to have to back drag it
     
  8. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks, everyone for your input on helping solve this don't want to wreck the driveway or the truck and plow more importantly. I think I will just try to back drag like recommended. Ty
     
  9. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

  10. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    This is an excellent idea. Might have to try. How convenient that I have the pipe and everything I need for that right at work.