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wideout with wings?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pushin 4 u, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. pushin 4 u

    pushin 4 u Member
    Messages: 82

    Alright, I just seen a vid on youtube that had a blizzard speedwing with superior wings on it. The guy said it was taking a 12ft bite? I have a wideout on a 2009 f350 powerstroke and that damn vid got the best of me....has anyone put wings on a wideout or a blizzard? Would love to see if it can be done! Tell me what you guys think.
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    I think you're probably talking about Fred Pickering in MI. He had an 810 with custom wings made by Jerre in PA (his site is jerres.com, and I believe he had pictures of the wings there). I don't know if it's been done on a wideout, and I'm not sure if the wings are robust enough. I don't see why it couldn't be done, as the wideout is a full-trip blade, I definitely wouldn't do it on an XLS though.

    Tell you what though, I'd be careful with who's behind the wheel. At 10' compacted, you'd have a hard time getting around some metro areas. And with the added stress at the end of the wing, a simple curb hit could put the blade out of commission, as they're clearly not made for that kind of torque on the wing out of the box. Keep in mind, if the vid you saw was Fred's, that blade's been gone over, and several areas were strengthened before putting those wings on it. I'd be very cautious about doing that on a wideout, I don't think they're built strong enough for that...
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    No plow is built for that, like you said, MAJOR modifications were done to allow for that........ still cool to watch though
  4. pushin 4 u

    pushin 4 u Member
    Messages: 82

    hey thanks wizard!!! I thought about the strength issue and didn't think it could be done, but that video was KOOL!!!! and thought if could be done without any mods that I would be all over it, just in time savings on my large lots would be awsome. I like the NO-MAINTAINENCE of my wide-out too much to risk it! Just thought i'd throw the question out there.
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You got a link to the video?
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I want to se that video. Do you have the link for it. You have to have a big truck to handle that IMO.
  7. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    There's a few... None of them show the blade particularly well... I'm pretty sure this is on his F450 wrecker (may be a 550, not 100% certain).

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    <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OtsEpeAqxPE&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OtsEpeAqxPE&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  8. pushin 4 u

    pushin 4 u Member
    Messages: 82

    Wiz, those are them...those were the vids i'm talking about. do you know fred wiz? i'd like to know what mods he made to the plow, wings, or frame to carry the wings and the added weight. it's still toying with my curiosity!!!
  9. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    I know Fred only from Forum-land (different forum) but have never met him in person. The man who set up the plow for him is Jerre in Erie, PA. I know from my own personal experience, they do several mods to the wings to strengthen them, part of what they call the Erie Special package, which aint cheap but worth every penny (I have 3 blades now that they've worked over for me). There is some extra plating on the front side of the wing near the hinge due to that being a known weak point, the springs inside the wings are doubled up, and I have extra extensions added to better support the urethane edges I like to run. Other than that, there's a bunch of other mods he does to the a-frame for strength, better wear, and better usability that wouldn't apply to the wide-out. As for the plow in the vids, I don't believe there's any other mods to it other than adding the danger wings to them, the Blizzard 810 wings were pretty stout right out of the box.
  10. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
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  11. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
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  12. davespark

    davespark Junior Member
    from MN-WI
    Messages: 25

    peel that first "http://" off the front of the link. Worked for me.