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Blizzard wing vs western straight with wings

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by cdqat1432, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. cdqat1432

    cdqat1432 Member
    Messages: 60

    Would the expandable wing give you the same productivity and maybe better durability over the same sized straight blade with pin on wings? We have 7 of the latter and have had to repair quite a few bent wings. At least with the pin on wing you can take it off and reweld it. It would be a much more difficult repair with the hydraulic wing. Considering the snowex/blizzard. Thanks.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Yes expanding plows are better over straight with wings. Not getting out to pin/unpin, and you have the option of 10' straight.
    However, repairs to the wings are costly and a pita. As with maintenance, going above and beyond can be helpful, but long and tiresome
     
  3. cdqat1432

    cdqat1432 Member
    Messages: 60

    So do you have repairs with the expandable wings? Also, what maintenance?
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Well define repairs?
    Maintenance. Well I went overboard every year with ours.
     
  5. cdqat1432

    cdqat1432 Member
    Messages: 60

    With the wings. Do they bend like the pin on kind? There is a thread on here that.show how to reinforce them but you are still stuck with the fixed width.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Ok I'll post a few pics of what happened to mine.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Now, I'm not easy on my plow by any means, so this isn't typical. However it can happen, and it's an expensive repair.

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  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,501

    and you guys give me crap and bust my balls.....pfffff

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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    yea we do. you show off your plow porn, i like everyone else hide it bahahahahahahaha