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When you have a break down on the job

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by LoneWolf8o, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I got my 8000lt all ready to go for its first winter but just thought of something.

    What do I do if I have a break down were the blade is dropped and won't go up? How do you get it in somewhat of a transportation mode to get it back to the shop to fix? I know if it was a chain lifting lowering one you would just raise it manually and take up the slack in the chain.
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,170

    There is a hole underneath on the pull arm for a pin. I suggest you carry a ratchet scrap to pull it up as it's hard to get under there if you try to drive it up in a pile. Go out and practise...
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    ^ that and you can lift it with a hi-lift jack of there are no snow banks around to run it up on
     
  4. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    That's awesome thanks guys, I will try it out before I actually have to do it, which will hopefully be never lol. I always keep a jack with me.
     
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    Had it happen last year. Always bring my floor jack and ratchet straps just in case. Otherwise you have to ride it up into a snowpile which isnt fun
     
  6. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Let me know if you can't find the transport pin location. On a PH2 it is near the hitch pin not the draw arm.
     
  7. unimog-guy

    unimog-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    I've used a Hi-LIFT jack before with great results. You can slide it right in behind the plow and between the truck and jack the frame of the plow up enough to to insert the pin (which I always carry 2 extras). The hi-lift comes in handy for many other uses as well.
     
  8. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hopefully we get signs of snow coming soon so I can hook up the plow and try to find the area you put the pin. Looking at it just sitting in driveway I can't figure it out. I'm guessing after I put it on and raise it I will see the area you guys are talking about. What size pin do I need to get by the way?
     
  9. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Same pin that you use to mount plow,if you don't have an extra you can "borrow" one from the one of the mounts.
     
  10. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Great, I'll order one now. Thanks
     
  11. unimog-guy

    unimog-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    No need to order one. You can go to tractor supply (if you have one?) and pick one up. They are the same pin that are used to connect implements to the back of a tractor. When you jack up the plow (or raise it with the hydro) get down on your hands and knees and you will see the hole that allows you to put a pin in it and the weight of the plow will be supported on the pin. I would also reccomend that you download the owners manual for your plow and read thru it. Here's a link:
    http://library.blizzardplows.com/default.asp?cat=256

    If you look at the image you'll see that the pin we are talking about is in the 10'clock position from #39.

    Hope this helps?

    image.jpg
     
  12. unimog-guy

    unimog-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    And here is a kit you can buy or do what I did and pick and choose the spare parts you want to carry with you.

    image.jpg
     
  13. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    10 o'clock position from #39 has me confused lol. 39 on diagram is lower light tower. The clrvis pin I need is #46 I'm guessing? Which is size 3/4 x 4-3/8. Which I'll get at hardware store.
     
  14. unimog-guy

    unimog-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    Lol I posted the wrong plow diagram... My bad. Yes the pin you need is the same as #46.
     
  15. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Lol,thanks
     
  16. LoneWolf8o

    LoneWolf8o Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Wanted to say thanks everyone for the help. Put the plow on yesterday to be ready for hopefully a nice snow storm this Friday Saturday. I saw where I'm supposed to put the pin and I also bought a hi-lift jack. Never knew they weren't that much, always figured they were going to be around 2-3 hundred. I can see how versatile a hi-lift is compared to my bottle jack I always have in the truck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2016