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Beat on this

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bolts Indus., Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    The last storm I was entering a lot and dropped the Blizzard 810 (lots of snow) and proceeded to give it the gas. Didn't know there was a concrete raised edge joining asphalt and WHAM. I said " The plows a gonner". Blew my dash apart and knocked the plow lights right out of their housings. Jumped out to look at the plow and not a ding. I repaired the lights. The impact broke the screw receptacles right out of the housing. Had to use self tapping screws to put them back togeither.
     
  2. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Been there , done that. I have the 810 and the center of the cutting edge now has a bend in it. About 1/2 inch or so.Damn man hole covers :gunsfiring:
     
  3. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    Kinda like this(manhole cover)

    light.jpg
     
  4. Peopleeater

    Peopleeater Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Darn Manholes

    Must be why my lights look like they do. I think one screw still holding, and the electrical tape finally broke. Gotta tape em again. It got a piece of my cutting edge too. 2 or 3 inches by 1 inch chunk out of middle. I guess it could have been worse.

    That was first experience with a manhole. Don't want that to ever happen again.

    Jeff

    What about the curbs when you aren't angled right for plow to trip. The last one spun the burb about 45 degrees. Had to get out and check that one!
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2005
  5. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    were you scooped or was the edge that high or why didnt it trip?

    I've seen pics of a wing catching a curb and the blade still held up pretty well. The blades look VERY well built.

    This isnt made to be a blizzard bashing post. I am actually very interested in them for my next blade but the tripping is something that I am always concered with in a blade. Feel free to PM me :)
     
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I was 10 foot angled and it did trip but the initial impact before tripping was wham.
     
  7. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    know what your ground speed was? I havent had my fisher spit its lights out but I have had a WTF get outa the truck and check things over kinda moment :eek: Darnt curbs sneaking up on me
     
  8. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Dave, maybe you should take you a nap and let Harvey drive for a while! :redbounce
     
  9. foyboy41

    foyboy41 Member
    Messages: 38

    trip

    8000 lbs of curb feeler!!!!! :cry: :cry:
     
  10. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Hey Bolts! That's kinda what happened to me the other day. Windrowed right over two of the individual concrete curbs they had spread thru the lot. That was an eye opener!! Blade tripped and I drove the Tahoe right over it all. Nothing wrong with the plow. Won't forget those things are there now though!
     
  11. ahaycoman

    ahaycoman Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 78

    I haven't been able to bend anything on my 810 yet, but I've tried to...gas station filler necks...speed bumps...train tracks...etc. Could it be I'm not driving fast enough? Maybe the NASCAR drivers' training forum would help...? :nono:
     
  12. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Blew the dash apart?
     
  13. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    It was on his side. He should have seen it. :rolleyes: