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Finally got a Blizzard 8611lp!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by m_falafel, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    Here are the pics:

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    I can't wait to try it!
     
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Nice! Get some Winter Carbides to weld onto the wing edges for longer life. If not, they'll wear FAST.
     
  3. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    nice setup, is that your 5610?
     
  4. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    great looking setup you have there!


    best of luck with it this winter :salute:
     
  5. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    What's that?!?
     
  6. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    Yep! with a 72'' bobcat snowblower in front and a 6'-10' extendable Cotech pull plow in the back.

    So far I can't think of a better combination of equipment. I usually run the f-350 while my employee use the bobcat. The only problem I see with the toolcat is that it's ****** slow when climbing up a hill. And the worst think is that the city I live in is built on a small mountain.
     
  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Very nice! What configuration is your 350? Make sure you have good tires and ballast for the monster, and post some pictures up once you get it out in the nasty.
     
  8. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    best of luck to you this season, I think we need more pics of the truck and toolcat.
     
  9. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    Yeah these are the too things I need to address... I have stock (******) tires and absolutely no ballast in the back... What do you all use for ballast?!? Btw I removed my tailgait to see better while backing up. Any suggestion?
     
  10. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    Next time I wash them I'll post some.
     
  11. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    SWEEEET!!!!!!!!!! I've always wanted a 8611LP! I used to have a Ram 2500 diesel and they said they wouldn't sell an 8611LP to be used on anything smaller than a 450 or 4500 series truck??? They said an 810 would be the biggest they would sell me... OK????? My truck let me overload it if I want......

    Good luck with it! Big fleet around here runs a lot of 810's on F350's, always love to stop and watch them for a minute. Another company we are shop neighbors with have a few Power Plows but they say the wings are very weak and if you hit anything with them then they are stuck where they are, can't be folded or pulled back in. They have had a lot of trouble with them and supposedly Boss is paying $2500 for each Blizzard that gets traded in, like the company is buying their competitor's plows, broken, totaled or working... Just a rumor.

    I still like the Blizzards, well I like the concept. Other companies are adopting the folding wing concept (like Wide-Out Westerns) but it appears the wings on a Blizzard are a good bit larger. I still want one. If I ever get one I'll fix the weak links and hope for the best.......Get some videos up of that beast in action!
     
  12. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Oh your truck bed should have some "slots" stamped into the inside bedsides you can drop a 2x6 board into and you can lay concrete blocks inside the boards so they will be secure. A lot of guys do that. Still have plenty of room can put shovels and blowers around or on top of the blocks. Won't need your tailgate to hold the blocks in. Use a much wider 2x board should stick up above the blocks a little bit for a small ledge to hold your equipment in somewhat (still recommend straps)
     
  13. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Totally agree. Get the Curbrunner. Yes they are more expensive but you will get 5-7 times the life out of your entire plow edge. I just ordered the CurbRunners for one of my LP's I have the Xtendor on the other LP and the CurbRunners are way more beefier. Worth every penny IMO

    BTW you will never plow with anything else once you learn to use the wings.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  14. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Put the gate back on, cut a board to fit in the bed notches, get some concrete or whatever from Home Depot and wet them down. Anything that is heavy you can use. Get a good winter tire, not an all-terrain or all season, a winter tire.
     
  15. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    How much should weight should I put as ballast? Any idea? The other plow I had before wasn't heavy at all so I never bothered with ballast.
     
  16. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    i would say minimum of 1000lbs, if you want to leave the gate off take some 2x10 and build a box that locks into your bed slots from the factory.
     
  17. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Can't see any backside pictures of the plow.
    How close is it to the Western Wide out ?
    Nice looking unit.
     
  18. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    It's almost identical to the wideout exept it's 11ft when extended to the max and 31'' high instead of 29. Mayby there are other differences but I'm not aware.
     
  19. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Yeah I have the extendors on my EXV and they are great. It is worth the investment.Thumbs Up
     
  20. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Extendors are a must on almost any plow if you ask me. I used to get barely one season out of my edges on my 810s. Im on my 3rd season so far with the carbides on the wings.