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Back dragging with a v

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by BMPM, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. BMPM

    BMPM Member
    Messages: 38

    does anyone have any suggestions for back dragging with my v plow without having smartlock cylinders? every time i try to back drag my blades pull forward and end up loosing more than what its worth.
  2. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    slowly.. and learn to work your buttons .. keep bring ing the wings back it a *****..thats why smart locks are a great item.
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    yep and when i drop my plow to backdrag i always have the blades slightly angled back instead of being straight. the wings seem to not move as much that way
  4. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74

    Smart Locks

    IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED.....................



    E-MAIL ME AT axelshack@klinktech.net

    THANKS :)
  5. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I try to backdrag a little different. I only use the drivers sid e wing so I can lean out the window to see whats happening. I put the drivers wing out to the scoop position. Pull in to the area to back drag. Drop blade. As you back up cut the steering to the right so the plow swings in an arc. I found the time I piss away trying to bckdrag with the whole blade I can easily cut way down by only using theone half of the blade. I have'nt talked myself into coughing up all the money for smarties. They are SALTY.payup payup payup

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Hi guys, I have found that if I leave my vee blade in the postion it is in like when traveling from job to job, and then leave it like that when I am back blading it seems to have more down pressure that way and I can get under the snow. I do have smartlocks on my plow and I love them. But that is just my 2 cents on this subject. I guess it is just however you want to do it really.

  7. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335


    I do that also.
  8. LHK2

    LHK2 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Get the smartlock rams. There a bit of money but well worth it.Boss 9'2 v with smart lock. 7 years going and no problems.:drinkup:
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    How much would smartlocks be for a 7'6"v?
  10. BMPM

    BMPM Member
    Messages: 38

    Central Parts Warehouse has smartlock cylinders for $255.99 ea. they list for $ 295.00 ea. I am gonna get a set this summer for next year. This way i can get closer to buildings and back drag. Gotta remember i'm runnin a dually and have to watch my sides around objects.
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    BMPM, do you know what mpg you get with ur truck? Iv been looking at a few trucks and some of them have the 454 and im not sure i want a motor that big for a truck that is daily driven. Also does the mpg drop much with the blade on the front? Thanks
  12. BMPM

    BMPM Member
    Messages: 38

    on the highway she gets about 20 mpg and local about 14 mpg. with plow on just driving the average is 12 mpg. The truck has a 454 with a 4 speed auto and a 4:10 gear in the ass end. The one thing i gotta say is she'll push the hell out snow and piles that people build while shoveling their cars out. The best place to run is on the interstate because u can be doing 85/ 90 mph and feel like 65. I've even pulled a couple of tractor trailers up small inclines because the couldn't get traction. The truck did'nt even break the tires loose doing it.
  13. AJ Watson

    AJ Watson Member
    Messages: 50