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BlackLine Plows

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Morbertson, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Morbertson

    Morbertson Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I've seen a few posts about BlackLine plows being too pricey. BlackLine has an awesome sale right now. I bought the 72" system that is usually $1319 for $899.00.
    I thought I would let you guys know.
     
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Thanks for the heads up and give us a report when you've down some plowing with the Plow.

    I looked at Blackline plows but the Price got me and I ended up with the Moose brand instead.

    sublime out
     
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    those blackline plows look really nice. I was gonna get one But I figured I could get a 54" farmall plow for $20 and an extra $40 I made my own that looks like a moose/cycle country plow.
     
  4. jryden145

    jryden145 Member
    Messages: 86

    The black line plow we bought was a huge piece of crap. The controller broke and the plow cracked on the top where the acctuator mounts. The controller wasnt a big deal, except you have to buy the entire harness to get the controller.
     
  5. nick858

    nick858 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 145

    Ill agree with this. I bought the 72 for a Polaris Ranger. The plow was very slow, and even with a deep cycle marine battery, used more power than the alternator could keep up with. I had issues with the mount, had to have a welder make it fit, then the actuator and wiring, After a bunch of phone calls, I put it on a pallet and shipped it back. In the companies defense, they did give me my money back.
     
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I'll back up the post about the electrical wiring. Mine fried when i was using it one time. I could have been that i had it all in a bag to keep it from getting wet (got hot maybe) and melted/smoked. Since then, i made my own switch, and hooked up a fuse to it. The screws allways come loose from my mounting plate. There has to be a better way of rigging up the mounting plate without making it permanent. I'll work something out.
     
  7. Rincon03

    Rincon03 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    Hey Petr51488,
    What was involved in the rewire? I'm thinking about getting a Blackline plow but it doesn't have the harness on it, Just the plug off the motor.
    Do these motor reverse by applying a negative voltage since it's just a two wire to the motor?
    Or does anyone know what the harness costs?

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  8. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I have two 60" Blackline plows for sale one is for parts the other comes with power angle and controller . You would need to buy the mount from Blackline. Both for $1300.
     
  9. Rincon03

    Rincon03 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    Black Line

    Well I just got back from buying it. I just couldn't go wrong - or at least don't think I did.
    It looks like new, just didn't have the harness and the mount. I'd have to buy the mount anyways.
    I called the factory and the mount and harness comes to $215. I bought the plow for $400 so for $615 I have a almost new 60" Black Line plow. That alot better than the $1300+ on the site :)
    Hey Kason & Riley let me know if you want to split up that package - Power angle seem like it would be nice :)
     
  10. Sidewalk King

    Sidewalk King Member
    Messages: 30

    I heard the Blackline was a piece of crap from my dealer they said the one they were going to use to plow their lot broke the first hour they used it. I was told they had hundreds of customer with problems so the distributer took them out of the catalog and now you can only get them online.
     
  11. Rincon03

    Rincon03 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    I hope not. Mine is installed and sitting in my garage all ready for the snow. When talking with a guy at Blackline he seemed really good. I told him about the slightly used one and was worried about the motor since I needed the wiring harness. He told me that if I purchase the wiring harness and mounting plate from him/Blackline he would warranty the motor. Well I purchased the plow and the harness & mount from Blackline. Once I got it all wired it seemed to work - time will tell.
     
  12. Rincon03

    Rincon03 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 14

    Works

    Well I had the chance to plow my driveway 2 times last night and once this morning.

    The Black line plow works fine but is a little tough to get use to having to raise it a little once you start hitting. My driveway is gravel and un even. On a paved driveway it'd be great.
    I'm getting pretty good with it. I did almost shear off one of the pins when I caught edge.

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  13. blackdogdm

    blackdogdm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    float brackets for blackline

    Contact Allied Transportation in Michigan about a float bracket that attaches in the lift mechanism of the blackline plows. It will allow the blade to follow the contour of the ground better and not dig in once you have a good base established.
     
  14. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    I'd like to know how many of the older complaints were regarding the old-style 1-1/4" mounts (which were VERY problematic and weak in design). Black Line improved the design to the 2" mount which has proven to be much sturdier. I have not run into any problems so far with plows I've had and installed.

    I did happen to have a guy stop and have me look at 60" installed on an ATV that was improperly installed and a simple wiring harness totally jacked. :dizzy:

    I know quite a few people that have had fine experience with Black Line plows.
     
  15. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    If you still have these plows, send me an email: dan@badgerlandminitrucks.com
     
  16. BTM Lawn

    BTM Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Blackline

    I have had mine for 3 years. I have the 52 inch with hyd angle. Also I have had to do multiple repairs and improvements like improve welds repaint and replace 1=1/4 reciever with solid stock.

    I was just pushing 10 inches of snow on side walks with no problem.:yow!:
     
  17. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    blackdogdm, what does that 'float' attachment look like? Anybody have one they can take pics of and post?
     
  18. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    well ill say it looks awesome in red and black imo
     
  19. BTM Lawn

    BTM Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    scraper edge

    I have just fabricated a reversable scraper edge for my 52 inch works great.
     
  20. BTM Lawn

    BTM Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Cost me a total of $ 30 and is 3 inches wide.