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Blizzard 810 trade in value?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by ChloMag, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. ChloMag

    ChloMag Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a Blizzard 810 '02. I believe this was the last year the wings were completely hydraulic in and out. The plow is still reliable and functional. The only problem I have had is the sheet metal wing shield rivets failed causing the right wing to jamb and not fully retract. I was able to repair the problem after the snow event in about an hour. I am considering trading it in on a new '05 that has the "spring" back feature on the wings.

    I have secured one repeat contract for a railroad and two physician's parking lots. I have a good chance for another large commercial lot as a "sub". I plowed there every storm last year and was compensated well. A new plow now may save me any down time conceivable this year. The hydraulic hoses on the older model are a bear during busy plow weather. It may be worth the investment for the new technology.

    My question is: How much is my '02 worth on trade? The local dealer wants $5100 for the new plow installed which includes the whole works - plow, mounting, and controller. I will only need the plow.

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Eric
    ChloMag Corp.
    2004 2500HD
    Buyers LowProfile Spreader
     
  2. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    better off selling out right dealers will almost always screw you on a trade-just like truck dealers .....
     
  3. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Average Trade-In will be in the neighborhood of about $1500 to $2500. Sell it on eBay or private party for a larger cash out. Do a search on eBay and see what you find out. Alot of dealers won't except trades, so do some checking in that regards as well. :)
     
  4. ChloMag

    ChloMag Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks.

    What is a new 810 plow selling for. Just the plow- no mount or contols?

    I bought this plow from a dealer two hours away because of availability. I would like to establish a good relationship with the local dealer in the event of any problems.

    Eric
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2005
  5. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I think you can get just the plow for around $4000.00????? I can check in the morning??
     
  6. ChloMag

    ChloMag Member
    Messages: 35

    Jon,

    Thanks.

    I will look for your reply.

    The local dealer is interested in a trade. If I can trade up for $1000 to $1200 do you think it is worth it?

    Eric
     
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    All depends if you want to make money or spend money. The plow is paid for, it might need a little PM, But the cost of maintenance compared to new plow purchase will out weigh the situation. Rule of thumb is pay off your equipment in the plow season and still have 20% profit left at the end.

    Short and skinny, get the contracts to support the new plow, or do some heavy PM to make it one more year until your serious about a upgrade.

    Selling on eBay or private party will yield a higher dollar amount than a trade-in.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  8. jeffw

    jeffw Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    you can get more selling outright if every function works. just remeber going with the new speed wing you will loose some of the control you had with the 810. as it automatically angles the wing when you angle the plow if you want it wide then you have to get out and pin the wings. just a thought

    jeff
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I agree with Jon, put it on ebay you'll sell it.
     
  10. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    :D sell it out right its your best bet.
     
  11. BreyerConstruct

    BreyerConstruct Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I had never heard this rule of thumb. Thanks, I'll keep it in the back of my mind as I evaluate equipment expenses this season.


    ~Matt
     
  12. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    New blizzard 810...3800+tax/or shipping
    have 5 in the back lot
     
  13. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Hey snoking, how long of a drive is it to you from Minneapolis, I was qouted $6100.00/installed for two 810s.
     
  14. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    not sure but you could come across the lake on th ferry
     
  15. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    about 10 hours down around Chicago with a semi. should be faster with a pick up
     
  16. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    How much to ship to Rhode Island?
     
  17. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    2005 Blizzard 810 Installed for $4385 in Mich.

    Hello,
    looked like a good price($4,385 installed) if your close by. http://www.ajrental.net/
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2005
  18. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Just checked my local dealer today, 4648.10 out the door installed and all tax included. 4385.00 + 6% tax.
    now all i need to do is dump my western on somebody
     
  19. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Thats seems like a good price

    Hi,
    That seems like a good value also.I have heard guys saying over $6000 installed.Now if they have one for my truck 89 Chevy R3500????
     
  20. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    my dealer said, come in put a deposit and they order, blizzard will not alow stocking or something like that. that price is throughout mich.