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Backdrag edge

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Elwer Lawn Care, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Elwer Lawn Care

    Elwer Lawn Care PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,495

    has anyone ever seen the use of, or used a blade for an atv that has a backdrag edge? Just wondering how it would work because it wouldn't be hard to make.
  2. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    if you were to make one i would think you would need some serious weight on the plow to make it work right. I know our 60" plow doesnt backdrag at all unless you stand on it well backing up.
  3. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    I think you should fab one up and give it a try and then post on how it works,

    I know my Down Pressure system works at about 80-90% of scrapping ability by back dragging VS pushing the snow foward.

    I think if you could get the proper angle set on the back drag edge that the snow would help to push down on the blade and keep it scraping as you pull back on the snow instead of the curve of the blade and the front edge angle wanting to rid up over top of the snow.

    make sense some how?

    for what it is,

    sublime out.
  4. Elwer Lawn Care

    Elwer Lawn Care PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,495

    I would but it probably is done snowing for the year here and i'm not sure of how i want to make my setup for next year, thinking of maybe a scoop plow
  5. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    As mentioned it would probably work but would need some extra weight or down pressure applied. If you have a Cycle Country blade you could get their new down pressure system to attach to it.
  6. Elwer Lawn Care

    Elwer Lawn Care PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,495

    they make a down pressure? thats news to me i'll have to look it up
  7. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  8. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    It is actually an air spring so it should be fairly fast acting. I have one sitting here on my desk, just have to get some time to install it.

    Years ago I tried an actuator so I would have better blade control. I found the actuator just didn't hold up well. Even with something built into it to dampen the shock it still beat the actuator loose in a matter of a few months. With the cost of the actuators it just didn't seem like a workable solution to me with the amount of snow I had to push.
  9. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    you have the cycle country one?

    I would like to know how well it works, I have the V Plow on my Honda 300 and would love to be able to put down pressure on it for back draging away from dead ended sidewalks and drive's where you can't get the Atv Cross way's to plow the snow.

    I Ponyed up $400 for the http://www.mibarproducts.com/ and it works great "Honda Foreman with 60" Moose plow" but I don't wanna invest that kind of money into what is my Backup Machine/Late Season Sidewalk special.

    Sublime out.
  10. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    this summer when I buy a new front scrapping blade I am gonna take the old one and try to fab something up if possible. I will let you know how it works out.
  11. SQuad

    SQuad Member
    Messages: 58

    I mounted a 60" blade to the rear of my Traxter, much like the larger versions on the tractors we use for industrial lot clearing. The rear scraper works well, don't have to turn around all the time. I use it to clear incline's (where the big guys are affraid to go) walkways, emergency doors etc. I clear between cars and I don't leave any tire marks behind. Our contract quotes for a shoveled scraper finish on the walkways. Basically a pivoting A frame welded to the back of the quad with a winch mounted to it the winch strap attached to the rack right behind the seat.
  12. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    got a pic of that set up?