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who to trust?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jrush, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. jrush

    jrush Member
    from ct
    Messages: 41

    I saw the thread on the backblade here and def want one for my Dodge.(quad cab so it's the 7'6 blade) The backblade dealer locally is closed for vac.so I called my Boss dealer and he said he does'nt carry them because the extra weight will bend the frame of the plow. I emailed backblades.com and they're responce was if it was one of our dealers that said it -it's prob true. If it was'nt it's prob not. Then gave me the price of one.WTF? Is there someone who can give me an answer that is'nt terying to sell me something?:help:
  2. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I seriously doubt the weight would bend the plow frame..... That is unless their backdrag blade weights 200+ pounds, I wouldnt worry about it.
  3. jrush

    jrush Member
    from ct
    Messages: 41

    na, it's only @ 41 pounds. Did'nt seem like that much too me.
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    If the addition of the back drag blade is going to bend your plow frame ( which is attached to your frame ) ... then you've got bigger things to worry about the next time you load up a pile of snow.
  5. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    My small truck is a Dodge Ram 1500 with a 7'6 Western. Not only did the dealer happily put on a steel back blade but they recommended it. They said that theres no way it will effect the blade weight wise.
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    i put hinged ones on mine andother guy's trucks that i make. and they are heavier than factory ones and have no problem at all.
    If it would ben the frame, the snow that freezes to it would bend it also sometimes and if you hit some hard piles.
  7. jrush

    jrush Member
    from ct
    Messages: 41

    I appreciate the responces, thanks!. :salute: Looks like I won't have time to put it before the storm. Finally the rain turned to snow!