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Wideout hinged back drag?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jgoetter1, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I know several guys have fabricated their own hinged backdrag cutting edges; I don't have the fab skills or time.

    Has anyone purchased a hinged backdrag edge, if so where? I need one for a Western wideout.

    Thanks
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Not sure why you'd need a hinged one?
     
  3. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Did the research - seems like the hinged design is superior. I'm concerned that with the fixed backdrag edge, ice will build up between the two edges. Westerns fixed edge is about $100. I'd consider a hinged edge for $200?
     
  4. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 708


    This is good info, I would absolutely not get the bolt on one's, only hinged. Around here they run $300-400 fabbed. You could maybe call aspen equipment in Bloomington here and see if they can fab and mail one. Will be spend though
     
  5. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    $400 seems costly - I'm surprised no one on Plowsite has tried to mass produce & sell these hinged backdrag cutting edges.

    How about you guys that have built your own?? Are you willing to produce a couple more?
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    the reason no one has tried to " mass produce & sell these hinged backdrag" is people are too cheep to spend the $$ a good hinged BD will cost $300 - $400 with
    " I'd consider a hinged edge for $200? "
    and
    "$400 seems costly"
    why would any one make one?