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back drag question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by treeman06, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. treeman06

    treeman06 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Is it better to back drag in float or with with float off, and what is the real purpose of the float option?
  2. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    the float allows the plow to move up and down as the surface you are plowing changes
  3. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I find that float is great with uneven surfaces, roadways with speed bumps and things like that. For back draging though you want to avoid float so that the down pressure ads more bite to your plowing.
  4. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    how does that downpressure work on chain lifted plows?....float makes no difference to ANYTHING..with chain lifted plows other than allowing the plow to LOWER if ground lowers...so....

    better to have it in float on any chain lifted plow

    unless of course you have welded a beam where the chain is...and even then..the cylinder is a single acting one...ONLY FORCE IS UP....never down...never ever
  5. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    LOL! Exactly....Even IF (and this is hypothetical), the chain was a solid welded piece, when the plow is in hold position, it can STILL be pushed upward (like in float). the hold just keeps it from going back down.