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Excursion with a Blizzard?!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chtucker, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Here ya go... had some action today....

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2003
  2. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I need to learn to resize better.

    Worked great, instructions confusing at times. Easy truck side install. Great quality.

    Wish they used pictures in the manual, it would be alot easier.

    Howard
     
  3. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    :D I have a Blizzard on my diesel Excursion and love it. It is probably one of our best plowing vehicles because of the weight of the truck. Also love the Blizzard plow,really saves us a lot of time.
     
  4. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Hopefully this looks better

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  5. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Sweet. I love Excursions. A local LCO has two Ford F350 flatbeds for the mowing crews and I beleive they have plows on them but this winter I saw they have a Excursion with a Fisher plow on it as well. Looked good but you'll have to be a mirror driver which you should be anyway, and your only salter options would be a hitch mount one right? I do like 'em though....:cool:
     
  6. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Nice rig chtucker!
     
  7. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Hey chtucker,
    Is that the same truck you had the Meyer on. The plow looks sweet on that truck. good luck with it.
     
  8. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Same truck I had the Meyer, Andy Long0 Bought that.

    Tailgate salter if anyone would ever want salting... I haven't been able to sell anyone on it yet.

    Need more ballast, currently only have 400 lbs.

    Plows sweet, controller is unmountable in my Ex with bucket seats and a large center console.

    Everything went well today... first run.


    Howard
     
  9. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    chtucker

    I turned the straps around on the bottom of the controller and have it rapped around the lid to the center console. Works like a charm.:D
     
  10. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Howard, Glad to see you got it on the Excursion. Like Mike said change the strap to go from side to side instead of front to back. Also trim the front bottom to fit the contour of the lid near the Paper latch and it will fit great. We cut new slots in the bottom or through the sides of the conroller box. Some of the new ones came with slots in both directions.

    Also Excursions suck alot of juice just running the rig. Have been running a heavy cable from the Alternator output post to the Pos terminal on the Battery. Also, Alt can be juiced upto 200amp. Most are 95 or 130 stock.

    800lbs rear ballast in one of the trucks running here. Also used F450 front springs in the Diesel running here. F350 x code in the gasser.

    Jerre
     
  11. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I will figure something out with the controller... just need to fiddle. I woke up to a forecast of 20% of snow showers to a forecast of 10-20 inches for the weekend. I burnt all of the midnight oil I had left in me:D

    Cut my time considerably, but I was pretty much delusional as I had be working all night getting it installed, I thought we only had 4-5" and everyone was saying we had a foot

    The e-60 drew way more power than the Blizzard, I currently have a Premier power welder 200 amp on the way.

    VERY pleased with truck side mounts and the power hitch, alot easier than muscleing my meyer around
     
  12. Plow Babe

    Plow Babe Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Hey Howard, the rig looks great! We can't wait for our demo, but I guess it will have to be next week sometime. We just finished our routes for today, and from the look of the snow still pouring down, we will be out tomorrow morning by 3:00. I will give you a call when we get past this storm.

    We had pretty much decided on a Blizzard plow for next season anyway, but now having a dealer close by is going to seal the deal. Happy plowing tomorrow, hope you get some good rest tonight. I will look for an update on how the plow is working out after you have the chance to use it some more.:waving:
     
  13. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    ch tucker....

    the rig looks awesome!!!!!

    Had to show it to the wife, and hint that is what she should have, but that means I get to plow with it.....


    We have been sending the precipitation your way, how about
    sending us some of the cold artic air so we can have something
    besides rain:D
     
  14. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Pretty sharp Howard! I think I'd have trouble with the Excursion though. My cat naps would turn into deep snoozes with that inviting rear cargo area!:sleeping: :sleeping:
     
  15. DYNA PLOW

    DYNA PLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    did you just become a dealer howard? how long did you spend on the install on the excursion, looks great. i might have missed the outcome but how did the skidloader thing finally work out?
    went snow wheelin with the 4x4 club yesterday, some breakage but not on my samurai.
    dan
     
  16. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Install took about 5 hours, putting the plow together about 3hrs.

    Instructions (especially if I had the correct ones for my mount) left something to be desired.

    Skid steer fiasco is still on going.


    Howard