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Why no Shock Absorber?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by DaySpring Services, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Does anyone know why Blizzard doesn't offer the option of a shock absorber? It would be really nice to have. I hate when my plow trips then slams back up. :realmad:
  2. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I agree:nod:
  3. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I second that.:nod:
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    you can buy a western shock and weld it on. shouldnt be too hard.
  5. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    My guess would be that they didn't feel the cost was justified. I hadn't heard of shocks on plows until this post (don't get out much), so it sounds to me like Western may be the first to do it.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see it become an option in the future.
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I know Western and Boss both offer them on their full trip plows. Not sure about other companies.
  7. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    before welding a shock on, be sure to look at trip travel, most shocks don't have enough travel and you will rip them apart. I did extensive testing using a snowmobile clicker system to vary shock rates. findings of a 96% return rate reduction in flow and no stock shock on the market make the cost very high to put a shock on. I'm working on other options to this problem but it's still in the test phase.


    p.s. ride hard, tighten your springs till a piece of paper fits between the 2nd and 3rd full coils. if this is not tight enough you can go tighter or we add 2 more springs to them. jerre
  8. Raydon

    Raydon Member
    Messages: 49

    I bought the shock for my Arctic and installed it. I would never want to plow without it again. It doesn't slam back at all now. I don't fear the blade tripping now.