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Blizzard speed wing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johnnyusa, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    A friend of mine said that a blizzard speed wing has down pressure on it as long as you dont lower blade too far down and it drops into the float position. Is that true/ any help would be great
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    No. Not true unless he added it aftermarket it is not an option
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    It'd be nice, but no.
     
  4. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    when i lower plow down it wont lift up meaning the pistons are locked down unless i keep pressing controller and i go into the float position i would think you'd get a better scrape or back blade scraping
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    What?......
     
  6. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    on a blizzard speed wing by lowering the plow down all the way and holding the button for a few seconds longer the plow goes into float and float light comes on and the float feature allows the plow to float up and down . i was told that if you lower plow and let off button b4 u go to float the plow scrapes way better because plow is being held down and not able to float up and down
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    Yes and no. It's gotta be flat concrete for that to work. And it's not only for the speedwing
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    NO.

    Its a drop and hold, NO down presure is added. Its no diffrent when a chain lift.

    Provided the rear tire was was to go up a incline, that may hold some DP against the blade and that's about it.

    Most of time the truck would be back-dragging and the front would rise and lift the blade.
     
  9. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    i guess drop and hold is better than no hold and float when back dragging. im gonna call jerres out of pennsylvania and inquire about installing down pressure
     
  10. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Add a pull (back) plow. You'll never be sorry.
     
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,052

    Get a clue.
     
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Not a hard mod, but no the blade will lift from the factory, nothing holds it to the push beam.
     
  13. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    thanks Moped Jeff