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New to me Blizzard 810?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by frdtrckmnrich, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. frdtrckmnrich

    frdtrckmnrich Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    So i recently purchased a used blizzard 810. This will be my first blizzard plow, i am excited to try it out. I was wondering if there was anything i might want to know? I was told it was purchased new in late 2004? I will be plowing with a 95 f350 crew short diesel?
    Suggestions? Comments? thoughts?
     
  2. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Read the forums. Lots of info there.

    Keep an eye on the pins for the angle rams. They tend to bend really easily. And thats really about it compared to other plows. Keep it clean and keep an eye on it as you go. I have 2 and love both of them.
     
  3. frdtrckmnrich

    frdtrckmnrich Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Funny you say that about the pins.....all 4 were bent. But that was the only real dmage i could find. I have read that they have problems with the wings? Is this real common?

    How have the electronics been for you all? I am a welder/fabricator so cracks and steel do not concern me. I just hope the electronics are reliable.

    There are not many people in my area running a blizzard so the info i get from here is greatly appreciated.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Stock up on the powerhitch switch. I seem to break 1 every season. Also check the bushings where it attaches to the truck mount. The pins slide through them. Mine were shot after 3 seasons. They are 62 bucks from dd... i had a local machine shop make a set on a lathe for 20 bucks.


    Id also suggest a manifold flip. After changing a blown hose at -20, u will wish u had flipped it. I can change a hose in 5 min now after the flip.
     
  5. frdtrckmnrich

    frdtrckmnrich Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    What is a manifold flip?
     
  6. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    try looking up Jerres in Erie PA for the manifold flip they do alot of modifications. www.jerres.com
     
  7. cuba

    cuba Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 8

    of all the expanding plows, which one is the best
     
  8. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    There's a reason why Blizzard was purchased for the DD umbrella ;)
     
  9. cuba

    cuba Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 8

    Whats DD and why. Is the 8100 a good blade and is it very durable. Do the wings break or jam alot??
     
  10. cuba

    cuba Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 8

    i now know what DD is
     
  11. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Lets just say blizzard invented the expanding plows. nough said on that point.

    And as long as you are mindful of the wings you will not have a problem with them. Just dont hit things hard with them out.
     
  12. My76f250

    My76f250 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    In my experience with blizzards...i plow streets with one on occasions and sometimes if you catch a manhole cover it likes to blow the actual plow mounting pins out of the truck mount....i lost 4 or 5 last season
     
  13. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Not the original Blizzards. I have heard that about the new mounts.
     
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    DD is the short form for " Douglas Dynamics". They own Western, Fisher and Blizzard.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  15. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    We run 3 pre DD 810's. They have been very productive for us. You need to make sure you don't hit curbs real hard with the wings extended out. The wings were made to be the weak point so you don't destroy the whole plow. I do not agree with all the people that are reinforcing them. The other thing to watch is the hoses. They rub on the A frame and will blow out. Just inspect it after every storm and you will be all set
     
  16. frdtrckmnrich

    frdtrckmnrich Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions/ideas. It is greatly appreciated.
     
  17. frdtrckmnrich

    frdtrckmnrich Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    So i am mounting the brackets on the truck, how high should the pushbeam be from the ground? Right now i am around 18 1/2 inches to the center.
     
  18. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I believe it is supposed to be 12" Check the manual, cause i think im wrong lol
     
  19. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    We didn't mount ours, but I remember hearing 12". Not sure if its to the center or just to the bottom of the push beam.
     
  20. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    12-14 to the center of the hole.