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Blizzard vs. Boss V?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by erkoehler, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    Planning on picking up a plow this week for my 2001 2500hd 6.0L crew cab truck. I was pretty well set on getting a Boss 8ft 2in V plow, but recently I have seen a lot of pics/threads supporting the blizzard plows.

    From what I can tell on the Blizzard site I would be looking at a 860 speed wing or a 810 power plow? How would these plows work on my truck? Anyone have any first hand experience?

    How would you guys compare a V plow to the blizzards? Which would be better suited for commercial plowing?
     
  2. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I never ran a blizzard but thats probably the only other plow id run other than a snoway V.
     
  3. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    I have a fisher v and several blizzards. They both have their advantages, depends on what you want to do. If you are doing lots of large areas, blizzard hands down. I do some sites that are any about 45 min for one truck and have some obstilces and there is no advantage for the blizzard. I like fisher and blizzard (have owned western and boss, both good just not my cup of tea) and if I had to choose one of the other blizzard is it!
     
  4. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951


    Well, I currently have both (860 SW & Boss 9.2 V), and last year I did a side-by-side comparison of both, on very similar trucks,... go to this link & check it out & see what you think,... depending on your situation, both are good choices,... good luck! :salute:

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=53345
     
  5. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    and here comes the brand war:realmad:

    lol its like asking chevy VS ford in this place

    my vote chevy and boss lol
     
  6. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Blizzard 810 or a Western Wideout would work great on that truck. I have two Blizzard 810's and one 8611 My next plow will be a western wideout. Nothing against my Blizzards just would like to try the wideout.
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you have commercial lots that are open and wide then the Blizzard might be the better choice. To move the snow across the lot you can take a bigger bite with the Blizzard because of the wing position. If you have small lots with a lot of obsticales then the V blade might have a bit of an advantage. I have a V blade with wings and it works well in both these situations. The downside is the plow is wide running down the road.

    I don't think you could go wrong with either choice but a 860 Speedwing would work well and is lighter then a 810 or the V blade. I'm driving a dually so the Speedwing is out of the question but after seeing Alaskaboss's pictures it looks very possible. I wish they made a 960.
     
  8. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    Thanks for the info guys, keep it coming! :)
     
  9. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I buy Boss just because the 8 months out of the year we aren't plowing I get to drive around with a sticker on my plow mount that says "THE BOSS"! prsport
     
  10. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 177

    I like you're thinking.
     
  11. MRUSSELL

    MRUSSELL Member
    Messages: 67

    2 entirely different plows all together one is a v and the other is not if you dont have the need to put the plow in the v position or scoop position then get the blizzard but i have found it handy to have the v plow
     
  12. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    The blizzards have the scoop position, but the do not have the "V" position.
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    You realy should look at Fishers but if you don't want a Fisher get a Boss you se more Boss plows than Blizards for a reason. But you can't beat a Fisher.
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Really? Hmm, I've found them to be a rather tough plow in my experiences.

    But ok if you say they can't take abuse then I suppose I'll look at plow equipment that the other plow manufactures have to offer. I already know not to buy a Ranger. Thanks for the heads up. :salute:
     
  15. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802


    You really cant buy a Fisher in these parts. There are less than 5 dealers in the entire state and none of them are close to us. There are 32 Boss dealers in our county however.
     
  16. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I am in Milwaukee, Westerns are made here and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Western dealer. With that said, about half the plows I see here are Boss, probably 30% Western, and the remaining 20% are other manufacturers. Hardly see any blizzards at all, don't know if they have dealers here though. Never had a problem with boss, and the best compliment I can give is I plan on buying another.
     
  17. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I love my Blizzard and wouldn't buy anything else. That being said what are you using it for?
     
  18. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    If you are doing commercial lots the 810 is a better choice. I have a Boss 9.2 and a Blizzard 810 and 8611. A Boss 8.2 will not carry near as much snow as the 810. If your truck can handle the weight of the 810 I wouldnt even consider a V plow less than 9 ft. If you do any drifted in roads ( 2 ft or more) a V plow is the better choice.
     
  19. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    Commercial plowing and the rare driveway (my own). I will be sub contracting.
     
  20. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    I have tightened up the t-bars and will be adding timbrens to the front.