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push or backdrag

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by vagle, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Ok so new to forum probably will get some crap for this post! The company I work for I have been plowing their long azz driveway with a skid loader for years. I have done a few driveways with a truck (not mine) but still a rookie. Finally got the company to get me a truck with plow! 2012 Ram 2500HD SLT 8.5 Hiniker Steel Plow!

    The question I have is on the driveway by the loading dock there is an incline, which i pushed up last year but felt the plow was digging as I went up it. Should I be back dragging this?

    3 Pics attached 2 inclines in the driveway I usually push down one (1st pic) and up on the other (2nd pic). The third is a pano of the area

    pic 1.jpg

    pic 2.jpg

    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You could try shoes.
  3. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have them. I only use them for the first few snow falls or until i have a nice base to work with.
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Anytime you go "up" your plow WILL dig in till the shoes catch up. If this is an issue, you need to back drag it.
    Not 100% understanding why you would push snow up towards the loading dock.
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,480

    Are you in "float"?
  6. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yes I am in float but still digs its a dirt driveway working on the owner to get paved. Not pushing towards the dock (unless someone is parked there that I don't like) I back drag that out, the dock is behind me in the pic. Around the semi trailer there is more parking and a overhead door so that all gets cleared. attached is the area of concern.

    the circle is the troubled area and the dot is me.

  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Your just going to have to back drag it
  8. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks, everyone for your input on helping solve this don't want to wreck the driveway or the truck and plow more importantly. I think I will just try to back drag like recommended. Ty
  9. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

  10. vagle

    vagle Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    This is an excellent idea. Might have to try. How convenient that I have the pipe and everything I need for that right at work.