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OK to transport new 800 in bed upside down?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by ed salvatore, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    Jon or anyone-

    Have a question on transporting a new Blizzard blade in the bed of the truck over a long distance. We're thinking of transporting 100 highway miles or so after new installation with a new 800 st. blade. With 2-3 guys, we were wondering if it's ok to flip it over on its face (with mount sticking staight up into the air), pick up one end, put it onto the lip of the tailgate, and then slide it up into the bed. We would be driving over 100 miles or so and would rather not have it hooked up to make this trip. What do you guys think? Any leakage from pump or elsewhere to worry about? OK for the plow?? I'd probably blanket the bed to avoid scratching.

    Appreciate it.

    Ed
     
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    It may leak out of the vent but I can't see it causing any damage to anything. I say just do it.
     
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I wouldnt fill it full of fluid till after you got it home.
     
  4. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    upside down in bed?

    I'll be transporting after a new purchase and installation, so it'll be full of fluid after it was installed and tested. The vent cap mentioned,, I assume will be on the tank resevoir, in the cap??

    It just seems so much easier than driving it hooked up, once we get it in, and I might be on the road visiting someone north of the area pushing my driving distance total home to around 200 miles. I didn't know if I'd damage anything, I didn't think so, but wanted to ask those with more knowledge than myself.

    Ed
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I agree, have you ever seen some of the ways guys store their plows...What can happen?
     
  6. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    You should be fine transporting it that way. You might have to clean up any oil that leaks out, but you'll be fine. You should enjoy the new Blizzard. Glad to see one more added the the group of happy Blizzard owners. It makes me proud.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2005
  7. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    transport in truck bed

    Thanks guys for the info. We'll give that a shot rather than trucking the plow over the long distance.
    Thanks again.
    Ed
     
  8. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    i'd put some tape or something over the vent to try and limit any spillage.
     
  9. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    plugging vent holes

    That's what I was thinking of doing, is taping the reservoir cap vent hole. Any other areas where a potential leak might have to be watched for, and taped?
    Thanks
    Ed
    Boston
     
  10. RacerX

    RacerX Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    ed dont know if your 800 is like my 680 but when I tipped it up on the blade like I used to do my fisher a good amount of fluid came right out

    Dean
     
  11. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    Upside down transport/leakage

    Thanks Dean,
    Appreciate the feedback. Where did you get the leak and were you able to plug it with anything? I'm looking at taping over the vent hole in the tank, but don't know if any other spots might leak????

    Ed,
    Cape Cod
     
  12. RacerX

    RacerX Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Ed this was last year but I seem to remember it came right out of the resevoir

    after I tipped it I took off the cover and saw that there was no way I could tip it up on its face without fluid coming out :realmad:

    again your 800 maybe diffenrent than my 680
     
  13. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Ed, personally I find the biggest problem with transporting the plow upside down in the bed of the pickup is that the plow markers get all bent up and the top edge of the blade get's scratched up.

    Now for the serious answer. If you are taking the time to put the plow in the bed, why not sling it and lift it up and put it down in the bed like it sits on the ground. It will fit in the bed of a fullsize pickup that way. We do it all the time.

    Jerre