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best plow

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by extremsnomobile, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. extremsnomobile

    extremsnomobile Member
    Messages: 51

    wat is the best plow for a 2002 gmc 3/4 ton deisel? ive looked at teh x blade and blizzards
     
  2. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Boss 8'2" poly V, I have one on my 2002 GMC 2500HD Duramax and I love it. Best combo I've ever owned!
     
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    how does the duramax and that "weak" axle handle it...i'm gonna buy a crew or an extended cab diesel after the first of the year. on the western website for the diesel it says that it won't handle anymore than the 7'6. how has your experience been? i was thinking of a western V..how does the boss compare?
     
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    That "weak" axle handles it like a champ. And the great thing about torsion bars is that they can be turned up. In fact my dealer has directions from the factory on how to adjust the "bars" according to front axle load.... :p
     
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    any truck warranty problems or anything cause of the plow?
     
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    No, they are a smaller dealer and customer service is great. By the way I drive GMCs, those Chevy noses stink...
     
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    i'm with u on that one!!! GMC all the way!
     
  8. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I agree, my front end handles the plow like a champ, it only drops about3/4" and I don't even have timbrens. As for the Western V it looks to be a nice plow. I was considering it but you can't get it in a poly, and it moves slower than molasis. I think that my Boss V could move from a V to a scoop and back again by the time a Western V could move to a scoop position.
     
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Isn't that adjustable? I'm pretty sure my Boss has an adjustable throttle valve to control the speed, wouldn't the Western have the same?

    Hmmm...
     
  10. extremsnomobile

    extremsnomobile Member
    Messages: 51

    i would rather have a blizard because of the side wings. pluss it would be able to push more then a normall v scope
     
  11. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    In New England everyone has Fishers,easy to find parts and service.How many Blizzard dealers do you know of?
     
  12. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    the 2500HD actually was built to the spec's of the K3500 single wheel design starting around '98 when they disappeared. So the axel should not be an issue. I've heard the billzard has maintance issues and requires an expensive rebuild every two years because of all the mechanical stuff that makes those 1 foot pull out wings/bucket.

    Check out either the Boss or Sno-way.
     
  13. extremsnomobile

    extremsnomobile Member
    Messages: 51

    like 1 thats not far from my house. and most people have curtis or fishers . but we are looking for soemtihng to plow for the town with and do some driveways. teh town wants a 9 foot min on the truck and we want a 8 foot max so with a blizzard it works out. and i can rebuild things on ym own pretty easily and thats not hard. plus im in highschool for welding so i can weld and make teh wings stay out in one pattern. and the design is pretty simple as for the wings and its only one or 2 hydrolic pistons for each weing no big deal
     
  14. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    western's do have an adjustable "quill" that more or less is a throttle. I've seen guys running around with 8' 6" v plows on half tons so I'm guessing a diesel will be ok like every one says. The contractor I worked for last year ran blizzards and it seems like they take forever to lift. The wings are nothing great, v plows are much more suitable. Less parts to break, kinda hard to shear a 1" hardened pin.
     
  15. extremsnomobile

    extremsnomobile Member
    Messages: 51

    im a welder and i can fix most things pretty easy and i no hydrolic guys that can boost any plow lift time. AND i dont want to have a huge plow jsut to work for the town
    with the blizzards i can havea 8 foot blade for the drive ways but i can also have a 10 for the streets
     
  16. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    The adjustable quill on Westerns (and Fishers too) is to adjust drop rate not lift and on the reason Blizzard may take so long to lift, it may be the weight because it take more amps to do it quickly with more weight so it is slower as a compromise on battery drain and motor size and heating.
     
  17. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Go with the 810 BLIZZARD!!!!!!!!!!! You will not be sorry if you get one. :waving:
     
  18. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Not everyone like them as they are not the final word just like some like, Meyer or Fisher or Western or Boss or even Curtis. Myself I would never own a Blizzard as long as the hydraulic power pack is on plow A frame. You will never convince me that it will last as long there in the vibration and shock as it will on the head gear were vibration and shock is minimal by comparision. (or to be as easy to service either)
     
  19. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    I have a sno-way and the pump is all on the plow frame which raises and lowers constantly. It's now season 8 and the only issues I have had is a single piston wearing out. Otherwise, no issues with vibration etc. On a blizzard I have no direct experience however, I have talked with a shop who rebuilds them constantly.
     
  20. extremsnomobile

    extremsnomobile Member
    Messages: 51

    im new to plowing my father has 20+ years in it. but could i runa genorator to boost amps? i mean being the aux. for teh firedepratment has tought me laot about genorators and i no they can give off alot of power