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Old 08-29-2008, 05:46 PM
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Western Wideout vs Blizzard SW

Ready to buy a new plow this year, already have westerns for my other trucks but been considering a Blizzard SW or western wideout.....Speedwing has been out for a while but the wideout is fairly new...any help would be apreaciated...
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:05 AM
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from what ive gathered at the dealer western purchased blizzard to modifie there 810 just what ive heard dunno if its true i do know that the blizzard 810 can handle some abuse know a guy who hit a frozen pile of snow doing 40 mph and the wings didnt not break
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:24 AM
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yeah just stay western, for parts reasons, for transporting your plow if needed on another truck... they are red, match the rest of what you got, im sure they both break.....
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:12 AM
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I have both if you do a search we had this discussion last winter dont know how to link threads though
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:30 AM
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I love mine. I have 2 more on order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZqePP0ZC_U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY98EgYMtAs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2gCgLIDeWs

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:47 AM
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Those are some sweet vids. I like the longest ones the best, where your camera-man is outside of your truck. It shows what the wideout can do the best.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:49 AM
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I have a mount that suction cups to the box sides, fenders, lights, and glass.

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Old 09-02-2008, 09:22 PM
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Jon, is the Wideout as good as the 810? I thought you were one that wasnt too fond of the Western?
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:01 PM
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i ordered a wide-out today for a few reasons....the blizz if you blow a hydro line the plow is stuck on the ground whereas a western you can go into a bank of snow and shorten the chains and drive back to the shop, second the framing looks heavier on the wide-out, and also the contoller for the blizard is big and gay and the western is a small handheld keypad controller thing. but one thing that my blizzard dealer said is since western bought blizzard that the plows will be interchangeable so you can put a blizz on a western and a western on a blizz now thats just what i heard
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:17 AM
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you can pin the blizzard up. push into a bank and there is a pin hole on the bottom of the a frame that will keep the plow up. I dont see how any componant can be interchanged, maybe if you spice the blizz plug into a western controler. but i prefer the joystick controler. we are working on a custum controler for the wideout based on the old western joystick. hand helds suck. you have 2 hands and, a steering wheel, plow controler to hang on to, a phone to answer cofffee to drink,and cig to smoke.too many times controler ends up on floor in puddle of salt water.
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i would go western

blizzards dealer support sucks
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i would go western

blizzards dealer support sucks
How stupid is this comment?

My Blizzard dealer is the best.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:08 AM
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really, you already use western, why switch to anouther brand, unless you really feel that there is a quality difference between the two, they have similar fuctions, and similar design
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:35 AM
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Jon, is the Wideout as good as the 810? I thought you were one that wasnt too fond of the Western?
Each has it's benefits. I like the Ultra Mount. When the plow horns are off the truck, it doesn't look as much like a plow truck like a Blizzard push beam does. I like them both, both have plus' and minus'. I like the dealer support we have in our area, and now we have a very good dealer carrying Blizzard. And the red plow on a white truck looks nice.

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:38 AM
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i would go western

blizzards dealer support sucks
I love it. Sig Line suggests you are a Fisher fan?

I believe the support level for all DD plows is going to be the same on DD's part, the dealer chooses how he delivers it.

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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Each has it's benefits. I like the Ultra Mount. When the plow horns are off the truck, it doesn't look as much like a plow truck like a Blizzard push beam does. I like them both, both have plus' and minus'. I like the dealer support we have in our area, and now we have a very good dealer carrying Blizzard. And the red plow on a white truck looks nice.

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Gotcha. I have a Blizzard 810, but our nearest dealer is 3 hours away. The Western dealer is only 45 minutes. Looking at another plow for this season, just deciding between the wideout, 810, or just a Western V.
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