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Who using the 8611?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Mike S, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    What size machine is everyone running on thier 8611ss?
  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    No one is using a 8611ss? I just was wondering what machines every one is using?
  3. lawnscape48

    lawnscape48 Member
    from michgan
    Messages: 44

    i was thinking of puting one on a f450 dump
  4. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I was wondering more along the lines of a skid steer. If i had a 450 I would put one on! It looks like it would the greatest thing ever.
  5. lawnscape48

    lawnscape48 Member
    from michgan
    Messages: 44

    i think it would work fine on ss
  6. A Man

    A Man Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    I'm running an 8611ss on my bobcat. It plows alot of snow, I would recommend investing some money into some tires, either wolf paws or solid deal tires. They plow alot of snow but they are prone to breakdowns. You're going to need to fab your own mechanical stops, reroute the hydro hoses, reinforce the the A frame so it doesn't break in half. We had to install two shocks to the trip assembly as well so during travel the plow would stop bouncing so hard, it's espcially bad on a skid steer. I'm on my third mould board in 3 years all covered under warrenty due to welds breaking. I would also recommend carry several extra valves, hoses and extra cyclinders. At the end of the day the plow has paid for itself many times over but I don't think I would buy another. I think I would either look at machinability, horst or possible even the artic sectional plow.
  7. Stone Mountain

    Stone Mountain Member
    Messages: 45

    We have an 8611 mounted on an 06 F-550. It plows great, when it's working. We've blown 6 rams this year, it won't lift more than 6" above the pavement (dealer says that's it), and it's leaked fluid out a dozen times, including it's first use when brand new. I wouldn't buy another.
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Holy crap sounds like they like to breakdown!
  9. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Your dealer is wrong. I have a 08 F 450 with a 8611.
    If it only lifts 6 inches you may want to check your push beam . Sounds like its loosened up and twisted downward which causes the plow to not lift as high. This happened to me.
  10. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I run an 8611LP on my F350 and outside of a few problems wich weere takencare of by the warrentee i've hade no problems and it cut my plowing times in half....payup
  11. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I run a 8611lp on my 3500 chevy dump with absolutely no ploblems. I also run an 810ss limited with no problems