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Will extra weight of b/drag blade on plow wear out motor?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by steve b, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. steve b

    steve b Member
    Messages: 36

    I'm thinking of adding a back drag blade to my old Electro- Touch Meyer plow. Will the extra weight put to much stress on the the motor? Has anyone put one on and been disappointed with it.
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The extra weight will not hurt it,as long as it is not excessive.Keep the backdrag blade as light as possible,and you'll be fine.If the blade is designed and built correctly it should work great.Make sure it has some angle to it,as if it is too straight up the plow will lift and ride up over the snow.
     
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

  4. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Steve b,
    Are you asking if the extra weight of extra blade on the back side of your plow will overload the pump??
     
  5. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Meyer uses the same pump on there diamond line and they are heavy plows. So no extra wear but I would not put one on a meyer. The angle rams are much lower than other blades so the back blades hit them when the blade folds forward tripping.

    What happened with my Meyers on my 77 Dodge. The backdragger tore pivot pins right out of the plow. I had to have the plow all rewelded. So, I would say it is not worth putting one on your plow.