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Our back blades are built for the serious snow plow contractor. They have been built for over 10 yrs and have withstood the harsh West Michigan winters. Some of the features include easy mounting, forward cutting edge to roll the snow instead of just pulling, powder coated for durability, hydraulic down pressure, wireless remote, everything is self contained and nothing in the rear of the truck, marine style gel battery for reliability, and halogen lights for visibility. Call 616.842.0009 or see our website at www.asinnovations.com for more details.
 

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*We offer our standard 8' and then our expandable 8'-11'.
*Approx. weight of the blade is 900 lbs.
*Steel cutting edge. Polymer will be available next season.
*Retail now is $5975.00. Current special $500 off if blade is ordered by Nov. 1st.
 

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We currently do both until we feel we have a strong enough dealer/distributor base. We would prefer not to do any installs out of our location but a dealer/distributor has to put forth effort also. Videos will come soon. We need some snow to be able to take some more video. We update the website daily.
 

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We are going to start moving the plant this week.In month or so we are going to have a open house. We will let everyone know. Maybe we will meet you there?:waving:
 

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Hey Crash935,

Long days but we are almost their. Offices are open as of Monday. The tanks and mixers will be move on Wednesday and we will be producing our Liquid Snow Shovel product by Friday. See you then


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I'm not sure what you are referring to. But our hitch system is a three point system where by the lift of the plow is in the common part of your hitch and the pull load is on our part of the hitch. Our back blade puts no more stress on your hitch system then the common trailer. As for the wing, if it gets tweaked you just pull the cylinder pin, re-track the cylinder and slide the wing off and continue to plow unlike our competitors.

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Mark,

To be more direct on your hitch question, we do not weld or drill into your hitch. As for the tweaked issue, you would have to see our back blade to understand the engineering and quality of the blade. A tweak to our back blade, would destroy most other back blades.

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Doug,

The control box sticks out approx 8 inches past the blade and to date we have not had any issues of damage. About back blade use, most guys who haven't tried a back blade then decide to try it, find out they couldn't believe how they did it without it.

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The control box on the back, is a two piece that is formed and very strong. As of yet we have had no problems that made a snow plow contractor unable to continue on with plowing. After you use it for awhile it becomes part of your truck and because of the lighting its really easy to judge when backing up.

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We do not weld on any hitches. We have our own bolt-on bracketry. As for operator induced, we have seen our fair share of that stuff. Long hours and being in the truck is part of the job. Its not Chevy or Ford's fault if you dent your fender or tailgate. And its not our fault if you back into something with our blade. Things are going to happen on ice and snow, partially blocked vision, etc...
 

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The pressure relief is built into the hydraulics, if the blade gets caught the relief senses the back pressure which allows the hydraulics to by pass on the lift side. The down pressure is adjustable and it will lift the rear tires off the ground if you needed it. Wiring is simple (hot and ground) and comes with the blade along with in-line fuse and quick disconnect. There is a battery backup built right into the blade so you don't have all the draw on your truck battery. As far as a video, we will be working on that this winter.
Any more questions just ask or call us at 616 842-0009 you can ask for me or Ed

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Thank you. The design and features have changed throughout the years with direct input from the local snow plow professional, we feel now that our blade really is the best based on consumer feed back. Theirs still time left to get yours before the season begins!!
 

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To answer the bend issue, the bent wing is operator error period (go to our website www.asinnovations.com under video, we did a video of the blade and during filming we did snag a curb twice in fact). If a contractor hits something and it's not excessive, then like any other blade there will be no problem. If you are going to fast or not paying attention, the wings are made to bend at the guide rails and not the blade itself. Remember there must be at least 5000lbs of force on an 18" span to bend the rails that on the flat, our wing mounts are actually mounted on the corner which make them much stronger. The bend feature is to insure no major damage is done to the main blade or the truck. Bent rails are easy and inexpensive to repair. If you do bend a wing, it doesn't stop you from plowing. The way it's designed, you pull the wing pin, retract the cylinder and you can keep plowing to complete your route or job.
We have not had one problem with our mounting system. We are not welding to the trailer hitch to prevent weakening the factory hitch. The way the mounts are placed, it distributes the weight over three points (estimated weight distribution is 300lbs. per point), so not to destroy the main part of the hitch. We are for the 2010/2011 season going to offer our own system for those hitch stiles our normal mounts don't fit. That would involve removal of your existing hitch.
We hope this helps.
 
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