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Blizzard, Curtis, or Hiniker???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IMPACT 1, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Need a plow RIGHT QUICK AND IN A HURRY!!, Dont know which to buy, cmon guys let the bashing begin. Help me out.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,614

    Nice bait.:rolleyes:



    Get whatever plow you want as they all plow snow...
    Why do you want us to fight over which plow you get?
     
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Depends who has the best service and is closest to you. If all of them are, look for best service and whichever YOU want. I know Curtis has some tanks for plows!
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    if youre choosing from those 3 why not just get a Meyers :D

    ut-oh
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Sounds like you're ready for one of these:

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  6. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Not trying to get you to fight, I see pros and cons to the three. Just looking to find good personal experiences.

    I already have a curtis and I love it, but I am debating weather or not to try the hiniker scoop plow or get a power plow. This is the start of coverting my whole fleet to a single brand.
     
  7. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Never will I use a myers again!
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993


    Find a local dealer that meets your level of cost and service, buy whatever brand he sells.
    Keep them well maintained, use them sensibly, they will perform admirably and make you lots of money.

    Shame you waited so late. Most of the serious guys have their equipment primed and ready just waiting for snow. No discounts now, the early bird specials are over. It's mid season. Sorry about your luck. Just thought I'd do a little BASHING LOL:jester:
     
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  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I wanted to go Blizzard, but there are no blizzard dealers in Colorado, so that was out.
    My local dealer sells Curtis and Hinniker. I went with Curtis (bigger brand name) for the first one. I went back in this year to get another plow (new tractor) and asked about Hinniker and they said they weren't carrying nearly as many as they used to.
    He said that Curtis has kits for about everything, but Hinniker only fits particular trucks which makes it harder to sell. He BTW personally runs a Hinniker, but he sells Curtis. I thought that was interesting.

    I'd go blizzard first, Curtis 2nd (and I do like my Curtis's) and Hinniker 3rd.
     
  10. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I respect that. I have my curtis and its a tank, but curtis only makes good straight blades. I would be comfortable keeping that straight blades but I have landed some major open area lots and need as much productivity as possible. Hinker offers the new scoop plow which seems nice but I question how strong it is. Blizzard came to this area and was kicking *** but guys were bending cylinders left and right (since resolved). Now the dealer will only spec order them OH AND THEY QUOTED ME $8143.00 FOR AN 810. I almost pooped my pants
     
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  11. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    Hiniker for us - although I just the new Boss V - I give reviews after a few snow events.
     
  12. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636


    lol.........
     
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  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,847



    i had a meyers for 15 years never had a problem with it
     
  14. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I see now you have a curtis. Im wordering why you switched?
     
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    That's ridiculous for a price.
    I believe Hinniker makes farm plow equipment (seeders, planters, plows, etc), it should be plenty strong. (although I'd like to hear experiences)

    Why not put wings on your Curtis? That's what I do.
     
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  16. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    already have um
     
  17. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    so, umm, how is going to a V blade going to help that much more?
     
  18. IMPACT 1

    IMPACT 1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Its not the v blade that Im looking at. Im looking at a Blizzard 810 for the 10 ft path and capability of a 9' scoop or the hiniker scoop plow that offers 9'3" fixed scoop. I pretty much eliminated the curtis because the straight blade with wings just doesnt offer that scoop, or windrowing capabilities that the other 2 do. Don't get me wrong I am about the biggest Curtis fan out there, but Im looking at flat out production.
     
  19. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,847

    cause the new plow was 1000 off msrp
     
  20. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    After my last curtis I will NEVER BUY A CURTIS AGAIN. Plus, there are no dealers around me. Im a fan of Western and Blizzard, more so Western because of the dealers.