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back drag blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by yardguy28, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    looking for opinions on back drag blades for plows.

    how well do they work? thinking of getting one for my v blade. but I wanna make sure it will perform as I am wanting it to/thinking it will.
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    I put a half inch new western cutting edge on and was going to put a back dragging blade on I didn't have to it scrapes down to the pavement like I said use the 1/2 inch edge
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 756

    I've heard bad things about noon hinged ones, we have a hinged one and works great, can't get them for vblade though which sucks cause that's what i use
  4. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    The back drag blade works great on my Hiniker C plowThumbs Up
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    A back dragging blade is only as good as the weight of the plow. Unless you have a down pressure plow, it's not going to work a whole lot better then a normal blade with no down pressure.
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    that's what I would tend to think and would be afraid of.

    currently I back drag my shorter driveways and then push forward the remaining snow and move the pile with a shovel or snow blower.

    on my larger driveways it would only have to work well enough to clean a spot for my truck to get into.

    I'm using a boss 7'6" v blade.
  7. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Sno-way with Down pressure can't be beat - true.

    For the rest of us a back drag blade is hugely helpful. It trys to cut an angle into the snow thus lifting the weight and trys to keep the plow from floating.

    I have a v-plow with backdrag blade and it's the only way to go. wesport
  8. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Don't own one (yet) but I tend to disagree. The curvature of the blade makes it want to climb on top of the snow when back dragging, so putting an edge on the backside pointing in the opposite direction would make it cut in again, wouldn't it?

    I have a Fisher straight blade I'd like to put one on (since my boss v's do the flap flap flap). Do they clear the trip edge mechanism on a Fisher?
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    well I found out today they don't make a back drag blade for a boss 7'6" v blade so it doesn't look like I'll b getting one.

    of the people on here who have posted and the ones I've talked to in person the general idea seems to be that it isn't gonna back drag THAT much better than just back dragging without a back drag blade.
  10. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    It's your plow. Nothing beats this for back dragging:

  11. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i mad my own hinged one for my 9' v and it helps out alot on packed down snow. Usially I dont need to used it on light snows due to the v's weight so i just roll the truck forward to release the backdrag edge.
  12. pascack

    pascack Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Meezer. do you have this blade? I am a newbie but this looks like something would break much quicker....more moving parts....
  13. milkie62

    milkie62 Senior Member
    from Troy,NY
    Messages: 231

    unbelievable is all I can say about my C-plow
  14. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    looks like i'm gonna be sticking with the way i do things now. which works but just looking to shave some time off the smaller driveways if i can.
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    I made 1 for my 8'6 arctic out of old cutting edge it works great. I haven't bothered with one for my 9'2 boss v. Maybe 1 day...

    It is all about the angle, if you can get it to plow forward it's got the weight to scrape backwards.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  16. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    Yes, I do have a Hiniker C plow. It's heavy duty, works great & I haven't had any problems with it. They only regret that I have is not buying one sooner than I did .
  17. pascack

    pascack Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    good to know...thanks for the feedback!
  18. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I looked into one when I was shopping for the 3/4 ton. I could get two year old stock (complete with rust) on a C plow or for about $1000 LESS I could have a brand new 8.2 Boss V. Then when I finally decided on a truck, it came with the 7'-6" Fisher, so I just left it where it was.
  19. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I was going to build one for my blade but I decided it does well without it.
  20. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I have backdrag edges on all 3 of my fisher blades. I'll never plow driveways again without one!