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5 Yr old 8611LP still looks shiny!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by WIPensFan, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I'm really bored, so I took some pictures of my Blizzard plow today. This gets used quite a bit, about 5-6 hrs every average snowfall. This season it's been used once!! Just goes to show that not all 5 yr old Blizzards have to look like crap. This is always inside, helps keep the paint from fading and hoses from cracking. New edges this year.

    Blizzard 1.jpg

    Blizzard 2.jpg

    Blizzard 3.jpg

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    Blizzard 5.jpg
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    That looks in better shape then any of my older ones. We are going to start getting them in better shape over the winter, bit of paint and stickers!

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    That looks very good for 5 yrs of use.
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks guys.
  5. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    Do you keep all your snow equipment under cover year round?

    I see a Boss V there in one pic.
  6. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Maybe made by Douglas but I really don't like them because I prefer chainlift and trip edge
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Yes I do, but I don't have a ton of stuff like some on here. I'll tell you this though, if I had more winter equipment, I would figure a way to keep it inside. I realize it's not always possible though.
  8. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Nice, Thumbs Up:drinkup: My 2 looks the same and they are about the same age. They get about 8-12 hrs of plow time per storm.

    Like you said, when you take care of your equipment washing after every storm and keeping it undercover in the summer and winter, they stay in pretty good shape
  9. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    looks really great
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks. I wish my shop floor had a drain. I would wash my stuff more than 2x per winter.

    Thanks Omran, haven't heard from you much, you must be busy makin money??payup
  11. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Nice looking plow, and nice grandstand in the background
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks. I really love that mower.
  13. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 851

    Looks good. Our older one (2003) is holding up pretty good too, back looked about the same but the front had alot more wear on it, sticker were all faded. Just added new sticks and a cutting edge looks like new.

    Had to work alot to get new stickers for Free but its an option when you ever get to that point. Gotta keep the image up.

    Truck looks good too. Love a sexy Chev
  14. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    nice looking plow i have seen 2 yr old plows that look worse than that
  15. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks for the comments guys.:salute:
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    With all I've read about how chity the paint jobs are on blizzard plows......that looks really good. But like you said, dry/inside storage makes a huge difference.
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    You could use a few more hedge trimmers :p Love the clean shop too, I am the same way about mine...most of the time!
  18. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Looks really good! Goes to show, take a bit of time to keep it clean and equipment will last longer. I know several guys who run Blizzards and leave them outside and within even a year they all looked as if they were 5 years old and many rusted parts. I hear ya on the floor drains, our shop only has 1 little 6" behind the bathroom,lol. I found a great squeegee, it has kind of a foam blade verses rubber. It cleans right to the floor and is usually dry within a matter of minutes.
  19. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    Yours look great I have 4 Blizzards and they all look like *****. I wash them after every storm and that still dont help. I bought a Boss two years ago and that still looks like new.
  20. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Thanks Mike.

    Yeah, the hedge trimmers don't last to long so I have to keep buying a few new ones every year. Thanks for the compliments.

    Thanks Brian, I'm always squeegeing my shop floor after we plow, what a pain!

    Thanks much. It seems as though Boss does a really good job with their paint.