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Possibly new model

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by bcf, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Hey Guys, I was talking to my Blizzard dealer today, and he told me a smaller, or I guess really just lighter version of the 810 is on its way out for us with 3/4 ton trucks. He didn't have any info on it, other than it will be lighter. Says he'll know more about it in a month or so. Anyone else heard about this? I've been thinking about one for the last year, but it would be awfully heavy on my 2500.
  2. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    There is an 8611 LOpro out now but this plow is for the one ton crowd. This is a 8'6" to 11' plow but with the 810 moldboard height of 31" verses the normal 34" height of the standard 8611. Not sure what the difference is as far as the weight savings. I do no this will hang on most one tons. Is this what he is talking about ?
  3. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    The nice folks at Blizzard have come out with a few new offerings for this year.

    The Three new models are the 760SW- Speedwing , the 860SW - Speedwing, 8611Lo Pro- 8611 lo profile that has the same height moboard as the 810.

    Speedwings have wings that automatically pitch back on the trailing end of the plow as the plow is angled.

    The lo pro has the same moboard height as the 810 and only weights a little more than the 810 does now.

    In the works is a little revamp to the 810 to reduce the weight but it's not on line untill mid season at the earliest.

  4. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    When you say mid season, you mean early 2006? That stinks. Too bad I can't wait. That speedwing sounds very innovative, but is there a lock out on it for when backdragging?
  5. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    yes, the wings can be locked for back dragging or for straight blade work.
  6. cjc810

    cjc810 Member
    from RI
    Messages: 69

    The speedwings will be available this September.
  7. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Actuall the speed wings are available now as the dealers take delivery. The need to pin the wings for backdraging is actually not really necessary as the wings are pivoted forward and held there with a large spring. They can be pinned back to make a larger straight blade if desired though.

    The changes to the 810 will probably be made for the early in the 2006 season along with some other features being developed.

  8. jhoser_2000

    jhoser_2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Is there any pictures, info on the new speed wing plows i have looked just about everywhere and can not find anything on them
  9. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    From the National Truck Equipment show in Indy

    blizzard speed plow.jpg
  10. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    They also have a smaller unit for the lighter trucks.

    blizzard tiny front.jpg
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Them speed wings look like nice little plows
  12. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Epic, Just got done assembling the first couple of 760 and 860 Speedwings. They should be a great addition to the blizzard lineup. Jerre
  13. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Hey just got back from the snow and ice expo with a pic of the new 8611LP it looks great.