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Tell me the truth about Blizzard plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plow Babe, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Plow Babe

    Plow Babe Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    After you all finish digging out from all that snow, let me know what you think about Blizzard plows. We are thinking pretty seriously about getting an 8-10 on a 3/4 ton pickup for next season. But I read one member's comment that they were too much like a Meyer, and that is a scary thought! :eek: So, please let me know what your experience with them has been. Thanks!
    :waving:
     
  2. Dynamike

    Dynamike Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    They are the real deal

    Karen, I bought an 810ss blizzard for my cat 246 skidloader around thanksgiving, it's been a great winter. I have used the plow for about 110 hrs of plowing this winter. I would not even consider another straight blade there is no comparison. I have not had any trouble at all. The production increase is huge!
     
  3. Bossguy

    Bossguy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Karen

    Hey Karen have you checked out the Boss V-Blades?
    It's a great set-up...
     
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Theres a lot of info on here about the Blizzards if you use the search function. I looked at one again today,they are nice,but i am honestly still afraid of them,if something happens to the plow.I know it is more productive than my 9'2"Boss but i think il lstick with the Boss ,reliability ,parts avaliablity and local dealer are the reasons mostly.
     
  5. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 86

    I have seen the blizard plow twice now by a salesman. They look like a very good plow. Would definitely consider getting when i need a new plow. Don't think you can beat the versatility of them!!
     
  6. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Blizzard

    Efficiency is tops, wouldn't dream of going back to a straight blade. No mechanical breakdowns, steady performer in all weather and snow conditions.

    Am getting ready to build a snow deflector, I wish Blizzard would build the 810 with the taller molboard like their straight blade has.

    Sounds like you will have a good dealer with Howard.

    I'd say go for it.

    John
     
  7. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Far from a meyers very far. Its been a fantastic plow. Shaved 40% of my time my lots. In my opinion if your not running a blizzard your plowing in the dark ages.
     
  8. jsaunders

    jsaunders Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Put a 8611 blizzard on my f450 sat. night, sunday/mon 24" + What great timing. I had a problem getting used to the controler. To get the plow to raise you have to push the joystick down- to drop the plow push up on the stick. WELL after 24 hrs in the truck I'm used to it now. I've been using fishers for 9 years and when i jump in the other truck I 'forgot' how to control the plow:rolleyes: . The only problems that I had were: 12 hrs into plowing the right wing got packed with snow so it only retracted half way and the bolts on the frame need to be retightened, I lost the right skid shoe, the plastic caps for the light bar disappeared, and I really need to add another leaf or two in the front to raise the front end.:eek:
    The plow will save some time but it very hard to tell when moving 24". I WOULD BUY ANOTHER IF I HAD A TRUCK THAT NEEDED IT.
    Any other questions pm me Joel:drinkup:
     
  9. REED384

    REED384 Senior Member
    Messages: 21

    I HAVE HAD MINE FOR THREE YEARS AND OUTHER THAN MINOR REPAIRS ITS THE CATS MEOW
     
  10. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Can the 810 plow be mounted to a chevy /gmc .I have read that some guys think it is to heavy.
     
  11. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Hey Joe wheres the pictures of that MASSIVE 8611 :)


    Jack Laresse (Blizzard Dealer) down near me just got one in and ProSno said it really is a monster plow :)

    Heres a pic of Bills F250 with the Brand new blizzard that goes on his Flatbed on it.

    pa240058.jpg
     
  12. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Jay I plan on having one installed on the 550 in a couple of weeks. I'll post some photos soon after installation.
     
  13. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Jay theres my black truck in the back
     
  14. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    JD,

    Is there a dealer in our area now??
     
  15. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890


    Pat you were at the show????


    Jay
     
  16. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Gordo theres a dealer in Manchester NH that I'm having install the plow.
     
  17. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I was told there was one in willmington on Andover st.I think it's rpm but not sure.
     
  18. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Boudreau Service Station
    Fitchburg MA

    and

    Damian Diesel, Inc.
    Avon MA


    are the two listed MA area Blizzard dealers.


    Jay
     
  19. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    That was one of the addresess i got last year when i asked who sold them Lacey truck not longer carries them.I think JD's was there only one lol .
     
  20. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Isn't the 8611 too big for an f-250?