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quick deflector question

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Detroitdan, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I want to get a rubber deflector to put on the 810. I've found various lengths of conveyer belt type material to use. What I was wondering is, should I just do the center section, or does anybody make little ones for the wings too, to make a complete deflector (in three pieces)? Maybe it would look funny when the wings are out, because there'd be a gap between the wing and the center.
    Just wondering.
     
  2. joeco129

    joeco129 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I would just do the blade itself... no wings... no point... some people on straight blase don't even go to the very end.... and will cut it short 3-4 inches on each side...
     
  3. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Go 8 feet, leave the last 6-8 inches loose to flop a little with the wings, its worked well for me.
     
  4. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Go 8 feet and make sure to leave the ends loose or the wings wont be able to retract under the flap. When you buy the kit from blizzard it comes with brackets to raise the flap off the top of the blade so that's not a problem. But it sounds like your making your own and your probably going to mount it to the top like a normal deflector is mounted. Just giving you a heads up.
     
  5. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I bought the Blizzard deflector, was real easy to install. I just finally got some free time to installed it today on my 810. Too bad it's about 2 °F outside today! but got it done. As all ways, here are some pictures.

    Picture of the blizzard mounting brackets installed. 3 pices, left, center & right. Bolted on with 5/16" bolts.

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    All done!

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    The only thing is, I think Blizzard forgot to include the center bar that holds down the rubber belting. Not a big problem, the bar is only about a inch wide and could be 1 1/2" or even 2" wide, so I will just get a some flat stock 8' long and drill the holes out. That way it will be one piece and not 3

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    One more pic

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  6. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Hey Kent, thanks for the pics. I was wondering about the middle piece until I found where you mentioned it. Still need to make something, do you think I could use 1 1/2 or 2" angle iron, or is yours sharper than 45 degrees? Cant tell in the pics, but it looks like it might be more of a vee. I thought 8 feet of 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 angle, 8 feet of 1 1/2 flat strip and 8 feet by 8 or 10 conveyor belt. Might put me up at more of an extreme angle. Ideally I'd like something like the Fisher snowfoil. I am so sick of snow falling over the top of the plow when I get to the snowbank. Then I have to lift and carry who knows how much extra weight. I'm always trying to bang it off going down the road, but it never works.
     
  7. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Boss has a really nice snow foil made of ABS for the straight blades. May be able to adapt to the 810. I had the Boss foil on my Boss plow and it was very durable and it didnt bend back on the hiway. I have the Blizzard kit on my 810 and It really doesnt perform like it should. The rubber is not wide enough. Only 9 inches, 12 inch might help.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008