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question for the blizzard guys

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by wideout, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    So my wideout has a crack in it where the blade slides out in the corner where the slide plate comes out buts its in the front part of the plow i know thats hard to follow but i was wondering if any of you guys have had that problem? i know a pic would help but i dont have one. The western dealer said that he talked to western last year about this problem on another plow and the said to weld it.

    They know that its a problem and they could fix it but they would have to add more weight to the plow and then it would be very limited on they trucks it could be used on. Just want to know if any of you have had this problem
     
  2. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    so i guess i did have a pic hope it came out right

    plow damage.jpg
     
  3. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Happens on the blizzards as well, weld up and keep plowing. Also happens on the wings above the boxed in area. Add a 2-3 inch patch over that area.
     
  4. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    So its not a big deal then? cuz and I REALLY hate to say this but I'm thinking about trading it off for an mvp just because in another year or 2 I don't want it to be all broke to s@#t!
     
  5. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I call it preseason maitenance to weld up and reinforce as needed ;)
     
  6. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I understand that but its only 2 years old so I just don't think that should b happening already is all and it kind of worried me that its happened with it being so new
     
  7. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    The Wide outs and XLS's already have the wing patch on them. The crack your seeing usually happens after 4 or 5 yrs on the blizzards as the area is pretty thin. Didn't see it on many of the older plows because the bottom of the slide box was much heavier.

    As stated above. Clean and weld, grind smooth and put a weld patch over to reinforce.
     
  8. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Well I guess that will b a good weekend project then thanks for the help guys
     
  9. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I'll give you $1500 for it. I'd offer you more, but it's "all broke to s@#t! "
     
  10. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Are you the guy I always see offering people nothing for there stuff on here or is that someone else?
     
  11. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Not me, sorry. I was mostly being a smartass.
     
  12. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    i know just messing with ya!
     
  13. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    If you do decide to sell, I might be interested in picking this up from you. I'd rather have another 810 just for common parts, but wouldn't mind trying the WO. I want to put an expanding wing plow on my uncle's truck.
     
  14. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I will keep you in mind then when i decide what im gonna do
     
  15. Barrakudaman

    Barrakudaman Member
    Messages: 30

    Johnny U.... you can buy my 810 and ill pick his wester WO up for trade in price;-)
     
  16. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    yeah what the dealer will give me and what i will sell it for are not even close but nice thought
     
  17. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    You still have your 810, Ken?
     
  18. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    You know as they say, the more bells and whistles something has. The more things to go wrong.

    Do you really want to go back to a straight blade? I would weld it back up after every storm if i had too. ill never go back to a straight blade.
     
  19. Barrakudaman

    Barrakudaman Member
    Messages: 30

    I sold the parts 810, I have one on my f-350 that i use for plowing now. It was number 00012 built by blizzard in 99' I have it all painted up n looking nice.