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do the lights shake on the light tower

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by vipereng2, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    i heard they do on the blizzerd
     
  2. DOGHOUSE

    DOGHOUSE Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 36

    I Haven't Noticed Any Shaking Or Vibrations With My 810.
    Dave
     
  3. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    all my lights shake western, boss, and blizzard. i think that if they dont shake the will break. thay only shake over a bump or when driving a pile
     
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Well I have a Blizzard and and mine don't shake or raddle, but I know someone who has this problem with theres..:waving:
     
  5. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Mine shake, it's the down side to the 810/8611. My Fisher never moved like this one. It's the tower itself, it needs a brace in connecting the top and bottom tube, think triangle
     
  6. jeffw

    jeffw Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    on my ford they are super solid hardley any movement. i was looking at a checvy install at the dealer and they moved a bit. he said it was comon on the gm products, no idea why but that is the deal. solid on the ford built like a rock i guess.
     
  7. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Mine are solid too. No shake
     
  8. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    It all depends on the tightness of the light tower pockets. They all move a bit. Any single mounted light will move. The double stud mount system on my Boss have never moved. Some movement is good, impact will be less harsh on the bulbs.

    Just my non-cents.
     
  9. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Mine vibrate. You can see tower move in day time but at night you can't tell.
     
  10. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Seeing how the light tower has no idea what vehicle it's mounted on, it makes no difference. Your not noticing it due to the way the Ford is ratling apart around you.
     
  11. ahaycoman

    ahaycoman Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 78

    When I first plowed with it a few years ago one of the first things I noticed about the 810 was the shaking and instability of the lights. I simply reinforced the area between the two upright braces with a heavy expanded metal and made shims for the inside of the light brace receiver on the plow undercarriage and that cured it. I haven't seen the newer Blizzards and maybe there has been an improvement in design since I bought mine.
    Later I did mount a newer model undercarriage on a different truck so I would be able to use the same blade assembly on either vehicle and I noticed that a few subtle design changes had been made in the receiver part for the light tower. These design changes required me to make some minor modifications in order to make both/either workable. Other than that minor annoyance, I would have to say that this has been the best plow for my purposes out of the several that I've owned.
     
  12. butters

    butters Member
    Messages: 79

    My Blizzard lights do shake a little, but most plow lights that I have seen rattle around a bit. I have never considered it to be a problem.
     
  13. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    And now to change my answer after having them on for several hours.....Yes, yes they do shake, alot....:rolleyes:
     
  14. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    plow light shake

    My 800 is freshly installed new 1 week ago on '05 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad.

    And now that the plow is off, yes, the lights do seem to shake more than they should. At least compared to a previous fisher on a different truck.

    Ed
     
  15. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    with the plow off, they shake and rattle left and right. i think i might wedge something into the mount to make them tighter or something.
     
  16. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061


    I guess you gave it to him!

    Were he went wrong is...First off, never believe a salesmen ( Ford or Chevy)