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Blizzard 810 don't want to dismount

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by intlco, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. intlco

    intlco Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    When I go to dismount the 810,
    I put down the power hitch, and pull the pins.
    Then try to back away and the blade is still stuck in the mount.

    The dealer says this is normal until the blade wear for a season.
    So the only way to break it loose from the mount is to stick a prybar between the mount and a-frame and force it out on both sides.

    Has anyone else had this problem?
  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    On other brand plows....yes. My BOSS RT-II is like that sometimes.

    Is the ground flat where your dismounting? Blade isn't cocked?
  3. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Don;t have a blizzard, but my Western Ultra-Mount, slides off like nothing...
  4. gearhead

    gearhead Member
    from ind.
    Messages: 57

    my western comes apart real easy also :nod:
  5. intlco

    intlco Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    The ground is level, we dismount it on the shop floor. Blade is straight.
  6. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Well the other guys have the answer.....Buy a Western :rolleyes:

    Is the headgear/plowgear connection just a real tight fit? Maybe when paint wears down, things will get looser?

    Try any chassis grease on the contact points?

    I feel for ya! My last name may as well be Murphy, as things that never happen for everyone else always seem to happen to me.
  7. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    I don't own a Blizzard but would like too. Anyway how hard is it to attach, does it go together real tight, can you see where it rubs together. Maybe you can remove some paint with a grinder if you can see where its tight. I wouldn't think that you would have to pry anything that would really suck.
  8. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I had the same problem.... I had to put a small 1'' chunk of wood underneath the plow kickstand (dealer says my dodge sits high) and works like a charm now. It might be that you're disconnecting onto the concrete floor and it being so smooth and not giving much resistance to the plow. I've seen my dealer pick up on the plow and even put a floor jack and just giving it a pump or two and then it unhooks right away. Check it out and let us know how you make out.
  9. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I Guess I'am next! My new 810 is being install today as we speak. I will let you know how it unhooks. I think I should bring 3 thing with me when I pick up my truck "money, breaker bar, grease."
  10. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    I have the 760LT and the first couple times I disconnected it, it would stick a little. Plus you have it on the shop floor which may enable the plow to slide some. Anyway, mine is better now, I think some of the paint has get worn off then it slides on and off really good.

  11. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

  12. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i dont have that problm with mine. when at switch on plow make sure that the power hitch is all the way down and back. if it's not thats your problm. and if you need to use a pry bar to make this happen make him fix becuase this is not normal and the first i have ever heard of it. but as a side note it happend to me once and it was becuae i fcked up and didn't do as i was supposed to. got distracted and forgot.
  13. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Sounds like Bolts has the right idea. Must be a "height" issue. My 760LT hasn't stuck yet, but I drop it on a gravel driveway, so it doesn't slide much.
  14. PJB

    PJB Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I've got an 800 and it mounts and dismounts with absolutely no difficulty.

    2 minutes to mount and less than 2 to unhook.
  15. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    I've got 2 Blizzards and NEVER had this problem..Tell your dealer to fix the problem and stop the BS. If it takes more than 90 seconds to mount or dismount your doing something wrong. It did take me a few try's before I got the hang of it. Once you do..you'll never go back..Good luck.
  16. Breck75

    Breck75 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Do you have your shoes down? On my Boss if I left the shoes down and tried to dismount it, it wouldn't detach. I lifted my shoes up and I had no problem. I don't know if it would be the same as your Blizzard or not. Just a thought. :confused:
  17. intlco

    intlco Senior Member
    Messages: 183

  18. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    There is your problem. The dealer obviously did something wrong in the install.

    I own tow 810's one on a 03 F-450 and one on a 05 F-350. They both mount and dismount just as easy as the Western V Ultra mount on my 01 2500HD. The 810's out plow the V in ever aspect. So for those who only talk about the difference are full of it.

    Check and readjust the stand.

    Good luck.
  19. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    You should pull your pins BEFORE trying to dis-mount. It is hard to diagnose when you can't see it.

    Is your truck high in the front? Is your push beam to high for A frame creating too much angle? Check to see if when parked the a-frame side and truck side are level with each other. Adjust kickstand to compensate. This is crazy but your push beam receivers should have the forks slanting upward not downward. Are you sure your curved end of power hitch is curving back and down thus releasing it from push beam? More pics. the better. Especially of your push beam and height from ground of same. I have re read my post and now think that maybe where you where putting the hitch down BEFORE removing the pins this would cause it to bind.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2004
  20. intlco

    intlco Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I am a bit confused on what you would like me to try. I went out and took some more photos of the a-frame for you to look at.
    The jack stand it adjusted all the way out.
    The power hitch is releasing off the frame. It seems to be only sticking on the 2 sm black pins mounted in the a-frame.

    Thank you in advance for assistance and help. <img src="http://www.plowsite.com/images/smilies/drinkup.gif">
    I've attacted below more photos.