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Blizzard interchangeable with western???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ice hockey, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    I've heard rumors that western wiring is interchangeable with blizzard. Is there any truth to this? I have a 4 year old mvp I would like to be able to swap with a 3 year old 810.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    Yes if its a 8100 with power hitch 2
     
  3. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    8100 as in Douglas Dynamics?



     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    Yes, 810 was Blizzard
     
  5. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    Ok thanks. Can I swap the mounts as well?
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    Don't what kind of truck it is, or what mount is with it.
     
  7. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    I'm talking about the sub mount that you can remove with a simple pin for the off season.
     
  8. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    MVP plus and blizzard ph2, yes. The problem you may run into if you have the western truck side mount is some of them have a cross brace that gets in the way of the bizzard plow side mount. I cut mine off so the blizzard mount will go on it.
     
  9. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    Could you describe this process.
     
  10. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    You have a western ultra mount set up correct? 2 plug at the bump 3 port module under the hood? If you unpin and remove the western recievers the blizzard mount adapter should right in place.
     
  11. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    Yes. 2 plug 3 port. Thanks will try it.
     
  12. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    Any questions I can take a picture of it tomorrow.
     
  13. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    Pictures would be extremely helpful.
     
  14. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    1st pic truck side mount only
    2nd pic western receivers
    3rd pic blizzard receiver
    4th pic truck side with cross bar that may have to be removed

    2015-12-27 13.15.06.jpg

    2015-12-27 13.36.35.jpg

    2015-12-27 13.45.49.jpg

    2015-12-27 13.39.16.jpg
     
  15. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    Lucky me looks like my mount doesn't have that bar. Thanks for the help.
     
  16. pnoone

    pnoone Member
    Messages: 35

    Very helpful info and thanks for the pics! So am I correct in assuming that my Ram 2500 that has a one year old MVP3 mounted to it could also hook up to any Blizzard power hitch 2 by simply changing the brackets that slide in to the truck side mount? And then obviously plug in a new controller in the cab? Good to know.
     
  17. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    Yes it will work. The only exception you may have is if you look at the last pic. The cross bar that says western on it comes even with the bottom of the truck side mount, the other pics show that cross bar a little above that and that leaves room for the blizzard mount.
    Even your controller should work.
     
  18. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    My blizzard mount has two tabs on the inside of the bracket that the mount bolts to. Do I need to have those on the western bracket for the mount to work?
     
  19. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,594

    Show me a picture.
     
  20. Ice hockey

    Ice hockey Member
    Messages: 38

    I can't figure out how to post it on mobile.