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back drag

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wahlturfcare, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i've posted pics before of the back drag i made(similar to bdb?) but decided to shoot a cheezy vidoe of if being used to clear gravel. works great. will try to get a good one of concrete later. go to
    http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r175/wahlturfcare/ for pics and videos of it. I will be adding other stuff and different blade setups later.
  2. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Cool. Looks like it scrapes well. Can I ask who makes that backblade, or did you fabricate it yourself? BTW, if you make another clip, have a friend film it while you back out. :)
  3. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    nice job, that is still on my LOSTD
  4. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    dack drag

    I built it myself out of 3/8s hot rolled. so far i've been very pleased with it. my other truck i like using more, but not now since it doesnt have a back drag and it sucks doing multiple drags with it. it also works very well with packed down snow.
  5. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Back drag blade is 100% a worth while investment for anyone doing a lot of dead-end areas.

    But....I love my Snowman Pull-plow. I do residential driveways, last night i pushed (actually pulled) a few drives. 3 cars wide. Took less than 2 minutes to make em squeaky clean.
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Looks just like Western's backdrag.
  7. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Epic, western's are fixed underneath.
  8. CHCSnowman

    CHCSnowman Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 138

    How did you know where to weld brackets that hold backdrag? I would like to build one of these or have one built for my Boss.

    Does the weight of your plow sit on that backdrag when it is lowered? It sure looks like a nice way of doing it!!

  9. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    what i did was make the brackets that bolt to the plow first, then tacked welded the hinges to the cutter blade. Yes, the weight of the blade holds the plow down.
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    My back drag edge pivots on the trip edge cleves pins. When you're pushing snow, it just floats on the surface when you back up, it pivits into the near vertical position, it does a real good job with scraping. The back drag angle also helps to prevent the plow from being lifted with the buildup of snow on the backside.

    Back drag pushing.jpg

    Back drag in use.jpg

    Plow controler 001.jpg