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Opinion-Snow Plow Reviews

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kenkah, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. kenkah

    kenkah Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering if can get some reviews form you guys on some snow plows. I'm looking to buy 2 new plows for 2 of my trucks and I'm considering the following:

    Blizzard 8100 Power Plow
    Western Wide-Out Plow
    Fisher XLS plow

    The plows are basically all the same, but I wanted to find out what guys using these plows have to say about them.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    they are not basically the same. they are the same, they aree all owned by the same company.
     
  3. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    No they are not all the same, they are alike, BUT IN NO WAY the same!!

    If you look at the construction of the blizzard as compaired to the western wide out you will see several differences in there construction.. The blizzard is built 1000 times stronger than the western IMO. I was talking with my blizzard/western dealer, the western was more expencive and he said they were having problems with them holding up. I have run the blizzards not so much as a problem with them. I have not run the westerns.

    Just because the DD ownes all 3 doesnt mean they are the same.
     
  4. 06FX4Blizzard

    06FX4Blizzard Member
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 96

    I would go with the wideout.. i bought one this year and its been the best plow ive owned yet. Sold my blizzard to get this plow. Never own a blizzard again.
     
  5. pushin 4 u

    pushin 4 u Member
    Messages: 82

    Have been running a wideout for 2yrs now and it IS the best plow outta your choices!!! The only complaint I have and you will see on here is the plrubber...plastic/rubber wing edges...they SUCK!!! if you rub the curbs to make the lot look nice you WILL be buying new ones every year. Other than that...(knock on wood) not one other problem...the really nice thing about the wideout is if your cleaning between cars or that odd-ball sized/shaped driveway you can adjust the wings accordingly...PRICELESS!!! When it is all said and done,the amount of the plrubber cutting edges DOES NOT out weight the amount of adjustability, and versitility that you have with this plow!!!
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    I love my 8611LP. I've had it for almost 4 seasons now. Don't know what the new Blizzards are about. There has been a lot of info thrown around on them not being as heavy duty. Read the different plow forums. Don't rule out the Boss-V 9'2" if your looking at bigger plows with scooping ability. Don't know what kind of plowing you do, but I think Boss is best.
     
  7. pilotwoody

    pilotwoody Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I currently have a 2005 Ford F350 With a 6.0L diesel
    Two years ago I installed a Blizzard 9 foot power plow
    This combination seems to work really good I've had no problems

    I would now like to replace my front bumper and install a Fab Four aftermarket front bumper with a 16.5 Warm winch

    My question to you folks is does anyone have any pictures or comments......Will a blizzard plow fit on the above-described truck with an aftermarket Fab Four winch bumper? Or does this Bumper stick too far forward and interfere with plow operation
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Plows have basic differences

    the Blizzard is direct lift the only way these plows where available before DD bought Blizzard for the technology while the Fisher and Western are Chain lift. Blizzard and Western are both full trip blades, the Fisher is trip edge. Blizzard offers the speedwing a very nice version of the expanding winged blades.

    It depends it depends if you find one of these features highly desirable (I for example MULCH prefer a direct lift) and what brand has the best service/parts backup in your operating area.

    Dang this is an old thread.