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8611 or 8611LP info.

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by razr777, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    What is the height of an 8611and 8611LP how tall are they i searched can't find that info.
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,487

    Click on Blizzard Snowplows link at the top of Plowsite pages. Then click on Showroom, then click on Powerplow. The specs. are at the bottom of the page.
     
  3. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    31" ... 34"
     
  4. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Cool Thanks.
     
  5. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    amazing how much more snow roll you get with 3" of blade ... the weight/construction of the two blades is really what sets them apart however.
     
  6. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    I'm looking at maybe getting used older one but the guy who has it don't know if it is Lp or not so i'm trying to figure it out. i would say easiest way is the height .
     
  7. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Yup and yup.

    I love the standard 8611's.

    I like the 8611LP's. lol

    What still amazes me is how 1' can make such a difference. An 810 seems so small when you're used to an 8611.

    I'm just happy that DD hasn't screwed up the hitch on the 8611's yet. I just have to buy trucks that can handle them.
     
  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    If it's the one in Glassboro it's a full size. You need a class 4 or 5 truck for that one.
     
  9. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I agree with the size difference. I run an lp on my truck and it feels so small when I hop into the ss to use it with an 810. As said above, definitely make sure you have 4500/5500 for a full size 8611. It weighs nearly 1500 lbs!
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Someone here has an 04 F350 SRW with an 8611 Fullsize..let me find it.
     
  11. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
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  12. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Anyone know the weight differences between the pre Douglas Dynamics Blizzard 8611 and LO Pros compared to the now produced by by DD plows? Im sure they have shaved some weight off them now.
     
  13. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    8611 Full Size is still pretty much how Calumet built it ... 8611LP to 86110LP, bet the difference is less than 25 lbs . That would be the change in power unit, not blade, as the moldboard stayed the same from PH1 to PH2
     
  14. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    No it didn't. The base angle is just that, angle, not boxed anymore.

    Not sure what other changes, but I KNOW that is different between pre and post.

    They lightened it up so it would fit more platforms.

    IIRC, the 8611 LPs were around 1100#. According to current data, they're 990.

    The full size are the same as well as using PH1, which is why that is all I am purchasing anymore.
     
  15. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    I still don't think I'd hang a 8611 Full size off the front of my ford. 8611FS still uses PH1? The 2 blizzards I run are still power hitch 1s. A lil PIA to get on at times but simple.
     
  16. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    The moldboards are the same PH1 to PH2, that is D&D PH1.

    I've got a D&D PH1 810 and it's just as good as the 04 I have, except the paint is mostly there! And the 8611lp use to be 1050 if I remember correctly when I was shopping the two.
     
  17. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    I don't believe the LP was ever built with box tube at the bottom of the moldboard ... that is why none of the LP's ever used a long cutting edge bolt. Now the 810's on the other hand did use the box tube for a time, but I think that changed before DD.

    I stand corrected ... 2005 manual lists weight at 1,121 pounds.

    dfd9 You should really give a new LP a try ... they have been good for us.
     
  18. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    They were never a box tube bottom. There were extended tubes for the bolts and the bottom was "boxed" in with sheet metal plates. Removing the boxed in plates greatly improves back dragging.