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What's this thing do?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ProSeasons, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    That's a backdrag blade, intended to make plows that DON'T have downpressure pull snow out of blind corners almost as good as those that DO.
  3. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    "DOWN PRESSURE" on western uni-mount

    i have tried a back blade something similar to this,( the picture in the web site you listed)but with not great success. i plow 95% driveways WITHOUT a back blade and it stinks. i wanted a back blade but would make it very difficult to manuever. (i plow with a longbed p/u w/ a western uni-mount 7 1/2 pro. i designed "DOWN PRESSURE" using the oem uni-mount hydraulics. i added a hyd. ram,switch and valve body, everything works off of the original hydraulics, so it is quite simple to operate. the magic is the electronic valvebody i designed to make it work. it also has an adjustable pressure relief valve so you dont "break" things. i have used it for 2 seasons w/o breaking anything. i would be intersted in trying the back blade listed in the web site, it doesnt hurt to try. happy holidays, PT.
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I need to backblade a few acounts,and last year i put a U-edge on my 7 1/2 Western unimount,(thanks Dino)The backblading improved 100% after that.When i bought the U -edge,I didnt know that it would backblade so good,it really helps.so if you want to backblade,try a U edge.
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    The better back dragging ability was something that we found after the fact. We didnt know it would help when we first bought u edges, but it does help a great deal. In fact you can actually shave ice backblading with teh u edges. I had driveway apron that was plowed in with slush, and then froze. After going over it about 6 times or so, the u edge scraped all the frozen slush right off.