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Whats your opinion of this?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ProSno, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    New snow flap from Blizzard, Whats your opinion? would you make your own? (thats my future driver standing there) Or would you buy this and save the time and effort and just bolt it up?

  2. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Side view

  3. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I'm cheap so i went to a local gravel pit and got a piece of conveyor belting, that is about 1/2 inch thick and i cut it 10 inches wide and used 1/8 x 1" steel flat stock to mount on top of it. Just had to drill the plow to mount it. Works great for less than 10 bucks invested and 1/2 hour time (mostly cutting the rubber to size)
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I've always done the same thing as snowjoker, I've got an account at the gravel bank 5 minutes from me. It doesn't look quite as nice but works just the same.

    The only exception was my Diamonds. With those I purchased the steel snow foils since they were trip edge plows.
  5. Jay ALC

    Jay ALC Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I purchased the actual Blizzard snow deflectors as you did for your plow. They seem to work great and cover more of the plow than possible with anything else due to the wing designs. Also when putting the wings all the way forward it kinda puts a cap on the top of it all to help contain the snow in front of you as you go alone using the plow as a pusher so to speak.
  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I would make my own,but only because I have the ability to do so.Sometimes you can't beat the convenience of just bolting on the right OEM part though.
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    that looks a bit on the whimpy side, it should be over 8" tall for that style of plow
  8. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    I use the conveyor belt too on my plow.Just woundering on the side wings that slide out it looks like that piece is just bolted from one side to the other.Does it look like that to every one else?
  9. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    I am also running Conveyor belt. I have a piece of belt from Suzio Quory. If you want a piece Bill for the other Plow let me know and maybe Friday I can go up with you and get a piece.

  10. ahaycoman

    ahaycoman Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 78

    Sorry to jump in a couple of days late, but it's just been a couple of months since I've been to this site. It's snowing now and I'm starting to get my enthusiasm back.
    I made my own snow deflector for my 810 exactly the same way as I made the one for the Western I used to have, except that I didn't attach it at the ends where the wings start. It worked very well for me last season and is working great so far this season. If you use stiff enough belting and a stiff weight all the way out to the end on the lower edge, the wings when tipped in will just flex it a little, but it will straighten out (almost) when you retract. It would be shorter than the blade is when it is extended of course, but it's very very effective in my opinion.
    If I can figure out how to attach a picture, I'll send along a couple that I've taken of it. I think you might also see the adjustable airfoil I built to solve the heating problem.
  11. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Someone help this man out he's got snow,and pict's:eek: :D
  12. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Since a lot of you guys have deflectors on 810's, I thought I would ask you if it was a necessity? Did you find that a lot of snow came up over the blade? This is our first year with our Blizzard, and we don't want to get into our first snow and find out snow is flying at our windows. Are there any drawbacks of a deflector?
  13. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    send the pics to snowplowjay@snet.net. I always post pics or help people so they can get the pics up.

  14. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Two factors... How wet is the snow and How fast do you want to go??

    Wet heavy snow... nope don't need it. Above 15 mph yes you will need it (road plowing)

    Do I need it all the time, no. BUT I can't stand having my wipers iced over from the blown up snow
  15. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Griff, I don't think it matters too much what kind of plow you have- once you have a deflector, you can't go back.
  16. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    The way I seen this was #one I'm a single parent with no time, two I have to run my landscape operation, three I am the designer,bidder, buyer, seller-not to mention housekeeper-shopkeeper, along with being mommy and daddy so for me the $180.00 (about) was worth it to just bolt it on and be done in half an hour. Hopefully it works well. Just bought a second one, oh the money of it all:cry: :cry:
  17. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    Bill nothing wrong with going that route They work for me I got my belt for free just cut and bolted it ,The reason i went thoat way besides it being free is that is what I had on the town truck i drove and I liked the way it fuctioned.