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Blizzard 810 controler

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by eliteconst, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. eliteconst

    eliteconst Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I just sold a 1 year old Western 8' vee blade to buy a Blizzard 810. I am so stuck on the Western fish stick that I almost didn't buy the 810. Blizzard has one of the best plows on the market but has the worst controler. I called Blizzard and spoke to sales about future design. After a long talk of what is wrong with the Blizz controler the salesman said they are currently working on next season controler. It will be simular to a Western hand held, but for now I am stuck with the shoe box with knobs. HAS ANYONE WIRE A WESTERN FISH STICK TO A BLIZZARD? I don't have my Blizzard manual yet but I pulled the elec. diagram form Western so I not sure if its going to work.

    Oh yeah Westerns a Junk don't buy one.
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I've never heard of anyone doing that but, if you can figure it out please let us know.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    lol i am geting an 810 i hate the controler.(to big) it would be nice if they had more controlers to pick from. :waving:
  4. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

  5. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    any controller will work any plow because they all basically do the same thing -all you need is some schematics and some patience.....most companys publish their schematics and all you really have to change is how they are hooked up-you might also need some relays to change polarity of the outputs on some of the plows.....
  6. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    The problem with the handhelds is that they are a low voltage/amperace that controll relay external to the controller, and the western style controllers most likely have a microcontroller on it so it willnot be easy to get it to work with a blizzard.
  7. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    thats why i said you may need to add relays ...........
  8. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I noticed that this is an old thread. Possible the newer controls weren't out yet but I got the touchpad with both of my 810's. Very happy with them. Comfortable and easy to use. The only thing I didn't like is that the up and down seemed backwards to me. Still getting used to that.
  9. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Here's my Blizzard controller/ SwingWing rear plow controller.
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Thats a really nice setup.
  11. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I have a very similar controller in my personal truck, except it has 4 switches.

    And it runs all of this.
  12. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Thats a nice looking truck Jon.
  13. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Hey Jon nice truck but that doesn't look like a Blizzard :nono: How about some info on your rear plow, like where you canget one?

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    nice truck jon. :waving:
  15. Blizzard Boy

    Blizzard Boy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Blizzard touch pad

    I used one last year and i loved it, you are rite, the joystick leaves little to be desired
  16. bterry

    bterry Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Jerre Heyer knows how to wire up a Meyer SlickStick. He told me he has even put them in the door panel near the other stock switches on a Superduty. I don't know how much he'd charge you to make one.

    I think it needs a diode someplace. As soon as I get my hands on one, I think I'm gonna try it. I've found a supplier for the two white connectors (12 pin and 2 pin) where the controller taps into harness. I'd rather do that than hack up harness (controller side or truck side).

    Anybody have a Meyer SlickStick they don't need?
  17. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    Wow, Posts are just falling off of this thread!

    Jon, do you have anything on ebay yet? I would be interested in a different blizzard controller.