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Anyone use a Blazer to plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by coachglynn, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. coachglynn

    coachglynn Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Was thinking about getting a blazer for the wife and putting a plow on it as a back up. I do commercial plowing but have a few small lots and a small condo. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks, Great site by the way.
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The Blazer will do fine with a plow on it,you just may have trouble with the warranty,as I'm not sure if they cover it with a plow installed.I know our dealer wouldn't on our 96.We had a snoway plow,and it took a whole 5 mins to unbolt the truckside frame mount,so the dealer never had a clue it was used for plowing.
  3. coachglynn

    coachglynn Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I can't believe more of you don't use blazers even for driveways. I see a bunch around here. If anyone could tell me what plow would be best for an S-Blazer that wuld be great.
  4. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Full size 93 Blazer here. Had a 78 K-5 originally. Great plow trucks. Plenty of comments here about them if you want to do the search.
  5. Plow Babe

    Plow Babe Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Have one and love it!!! Actually over the years we have had a series of either K5 Blazers or Ford Broncos. This may open up a Chevy vs. Ford can of worms, but we do prefer the Blazers. I don't know how new yours is - we have an 85 right now. It is our 4-wheeling rig in the summers. They work great in residential driveways, short and really maneuverable. We have an old 9' Fisher straight blade on it - we have remounted it from the old pickup it first came on to an 81 Blazer and three different 78 or 79 Broncos, and now this 85 Blazer. Back in our 2nd and 3rd years in business, we had a Blazer and Bronco both, the Blazer with this same Fisher blade on it and the Bronco with a Western pos. We have actually even run the 9' Fisher on the Blazer with Pro-wings, as long as the snow is not really deep it does fine. We probably end up replacing more u-joints than we would running a smaller setup, but for the amount of work we get done with it in comparison, it is worth it (in our opinion;) ) Since you said it was for a backup rig, I would say definitely do it. But your wife should be warned that you may like it so much she may lose her rig to you!:D
    Steve did beef up the front suspension - sorry I don't know the details but can ask him if you want more info on what he did.
  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I have found the snoways really shine on the smaller trucks.The down pressure system makes up for the lack of weight of a small plow.The snoways are also very light,so it's a little easier on the front end.