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Tundra Blizzard Ballast

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by RedTun, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. RedTun

    RedTun Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 6

    I am new to this site and plowing with a truck (have been using small tractor and ATV). I appreciate the amount of info "volunteers" have put up on this site and I am hoping someone here may be able to answer a question.......

    I recently purchased an '07 Double Cab 5.7L Tundra SR5 with the 6.5 ft bed. I had a Blizzard 720LT installed. Blizzard recommends only 10# of ballast.

    After using the plow a couple of times and driving with the plow on, the undercarriage has begun to bottom out on any irregularity in the pavement on our back roads. I can not drive over railroad tracks, potholes, etc. without a jarring bang or painful sound on the scraping. I threw in 800#s of salt in the bed on the tailgate end and this helped but did not eliminate the problem.

    Given the design of the undercarriage, is Blizzard 720 LT really not meant for the Tundra even though Blizzard dictates the blade and undercarriage models?

    Thanks for any feedback. I am also posting this on the import truck thread.

    Scott
    "RedTun"
     
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    well i dont plow but i have been reading a ton of post and the first thing the VETS will tell u is get a set of TIMBRENS
     
  3. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    Timbrens,Timbrens,Timbrens did I say Timbrens?? I have them front and rear on my F-350.
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    well i feel you're pain, we bought a blizzard plow for a dakota we had, and i always said the plow frame hung WAY too low, it was like 5 inches off of the ground, then you hang the plow and boom your hitting EVERYTHING with it, best thing to do is get timbrens like stated that will more then likely eliminate this problem, also do you have any pics of the plow on the truck we have a tundra, and would love to see how it looks.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Good rule of thumb is the ballast should be the same as the weight of the plow. Not necessarily what the mfg's will tell you, but it works. Behind the axle.

    And Timbrens.
     
  6. RedTun

    RedTun Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 6

    Sounds like Timbrens is the answer. Thanks all !!

    I will keep the weight in the back too.

    Scott

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  7. RedTun

    RedTun Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 6

    Yikes... sorry about the size of the pic. Newbie.
     
  8. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Wow that is big, like screen saver big:waving:

    The truck makes the plow look small though.
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Uhh, do you even need plow lights? It looks like your headlights are the same height and probably about 10x brighter.
     
  10. EWD

    EWD Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i run a 720 lt on my jeep and it specs out that you don't need the lights because of the hight of the stock ones.
     
  11. RedTun

    RedTun Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 6

    Great question on the lights. Thought that myself when I picked the truck up from the installer. Blizzard's "Power Match" listed the lights in the parts list for the Tundra. I will take a closer look in the daylight.
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    man thats alot of truck for that little plow, the 720 is like the smallest they make isnt it??? its made for like rangers,dakotas,jeeps and the like, i cant believe they put it on a tundra.

    question when you put the plow full left or right does the wheel's stick out further then the plow???
     
  13. PA-plow-at-home

    PA-plow-at-home Member
    Messages: 59

    The Blizzard plow and Toyota truck combo looks great. I've been thinking about getting the same combo, although I've been considering a regular cab Tundra.

    Can you post more photos?

    By the way, on my wide monitor computer screen, the picture you posted is not too big at all.
    Post more photos of that nice rig!!