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VPlow - Backdragging

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Mvincent, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Mvincent

    Mvincent Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Getting back into plowing from a 5 yr break and just bought a used Boss 8-2 V-Plow. I have a customer looking to hire me strickly for residential drives. Says he has 8-10 hrs of residential driveways for every going out at every 2" snowfall. I'm guessing I would be looking at alot of backdragging. Whats your experience out there with backdragging with a V Plow? Not sure if this plow is the right setup for this type of plowing, but would be nice to solidfy a nice account. Any imput is greatly appreciate.
  2. Rampart Ranger

    Rampart Ranger Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Not familiar with Boss, but if it has double acting rams it should not be a problem. If the rams are single action, and each wing is retained/retracted by a spring, it will not likely be efficient. Most double acting setups have bypass only on ram compression, so be very carefull about snagging anything in reverse.
  3. jryden145

    jryden145 Member
    Messages: 86

    Should work just fine if it has smart lock cylinders. We have two boss v plows, both with smart locks and it works great for us.

  4. Mvincent

    Mvincent Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks - Plow is 4-5 yrs old. Is there an easy way to tell if it has the smart lock cylinders? Thanks again.
  5. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    I would think It will have 2 hoses on each ram...Some V plows just have the single hose rams...they dont back drag worth a darn.
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    Back dragging with a V- plow will take one or two more pass to achieve the same results a straight blade would.
    Don't sweat it,
    The V-plow is more efficient in every other aspect.

    The V blade is heaver than the straight which helps it back drag better in heavy wet snow than a straight blade.