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WooHoo, getting a back drag blade installed

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Lowell_Ma_Snow, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    Phyced, this Friday I'm getting a fabricated back drag blade attaches to the trip plate of the 8' Fisher and while I'm at it I'll replace my cutting blade, which has seen better days. Luckily the previous furniture company that owned the truck before me had Timbrens installed. This should make quick work in the driveways and dead spots. I'll post pics Friday.
  2. jimcouture

    jimcouture Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Did you ever have a backblade installed and do you have any pictures?
  3. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    how good do they work any better than just the blades edge ?
  4. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    Here's the link to a few pics I took when I had it installed. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=77455 It added and extra 80lbs and hangs low so when I take a turn with the blade up it nicks the pavement. I also need to add Timbrens to my front end because of the extra weight. I had the back drag blade installed towards the end of the winter season. Other than that it works great for dragging snow from a customers garage door rather than the cutting blade edge flattening the snow and making it slick packed snow. So it's had it's good points and some bad. If I were to do it over I wouldn't of had a full cutting blade installed to reduce the weight and how low it hangs. I'm sure there's a few good ideas for a back drag blades that will work just as well.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I thought the truck already had timbrens? Did you wind up replacing the stock bolts with bigger ones?
  6. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    No unfortunatly it didn't have Timbrens installed and when I was ready to have them installed other unexpected priorities came up that needed repair on the truck, replaced the right front hub, new brake lines all around and a motor that engages my 4x4 in gear crapped out on me during plowing. I don't have a garage to do the work and to be seen crawling under my truck would jeopardized a situation to be a very costly mistake.