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wide out, xls or blizzard

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Randy's plowing, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Randy's plowing

    Randy's plowing Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Was thinking of getting a blizzard type plow. I guess I am kind of torn between the wideout and the blizzard. Just looking for some opinions of those who ran these.
     
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    This has been discussed many times, do some searches. I love my 810 and have heard the XLS is nice too, however reviews on the wideout have been mixed.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Find out if you like a cylinder lift plow (Blizzard) or a cylinder chain lift plow (western+fisher)

    I did a poll last year on chain VS cylinder lift plows, and cylinder lift plows were by far the favored plow..

    I used to be a chain lift fan, but after really looking at the plows, the cylinder lift plows in Sno-way, Boss, and Blizzard are superior to the chains...jmo
     
  4. DuallySnoPusher

    DuallySnoPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Blizzards have metal cutting edges on the wings, wideout has that real thick hard rubber.
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I like the Fisher XLS . I personaly like the chain lift becous if you have a hydrolic failor you can just short chain the plow and drive home and fix it there.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Yeah the rest of us just drop our plows and buy new ones when they need fixed. Stop giving people wrong info. Like my dad use to say. IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING DON'T SAY ANYTHING.
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    So when you blow a hose you buy a new plow?:confused: I just short chain my plow and put a new hose on in my shop.
     
  8. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    HA...HA..LMAO, JD you said it.:D
     
  9. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I know I was being sacastic to.:mad:
     
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    This is crazy, all i know is trip edges save transmissions!:rolleyes::waving:
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Well if you run a unit that experiences regular hydraulic failure it would be a chain lift, and you should carry a floor jack, and a whole bunch of parts.:cool:
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Boy you sure must own an awful lot of plow models...you recommended a different one every week. :rolleyes:

    No different than a cylinder lift style plow. You'd know that if you had any experience with them.. ;)
     
  14. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Hey B & B passed by a truck today on I-78 with B&B on it from Lancaster is that u?
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    No I just like Fisher and Boss.
     
  16. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Boss a cylinder lift plow?
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    He converted it to chain lift. LOL
     
  18. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    I knew I had to be missing something there, lol.
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Because they're so similar?
    Lets see, Fisher is a trip edge and Boss....no thats not it.
    So is it because they both use chain lif...not that's not it.
    So is it because they're both yello...no that's not it.
    Is it because they both use overly complex wirei....not that's not it.
    Is it from years of experience operating as multitude of different equipment in varying condti....no that's not it.

    Alright I'm stumped, the only real similarity I see is they both are a subsidiary of a mega large holding company.
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it was in the granny lane it wasn't me. :D