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Blizzard 810 won't lift high enough

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Mustang, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Mustang

    Mustang Member
    from NY
    Messages: 63

    I have a 810 on a 2007 F550. I can not get this plow to lift more than 4 inches or so off the ground. The latch is not blocking the lift. Any ideas on what's going on?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Worn lifting arm pins, holes etc.
    Broken pins in the lift cylinder bracketry.
    Low fluid

    Long shot but is the draw latch locking arm down?
  3. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Dieseless is right, when plow is off the truck, grab the lift arm and move it up and down ,see how much play is in everything. Check the 3 small lift arm pins,lift arm weldment and side plates etc for egged holes and dont forget to see if your undercarriage/adapter beam is bent pointing down or loose egged frame mounting bolts.
  4. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 263

    Or your mount is pointing down , the lift cylinder only extends so far , if your push bar bolts are loose and allowing it to tip forward it will affect lift height, the worn components mentioned above have the same effect , if you arent worn that bad in the claw and your push bar is pointed down, a quick fix patch is to slide a piece of angle iron in behind the claw where it hooks onto the push bar, the sooner the claw clamps up the sooner it starts to lift
  5. Mustang

    Mustang Member
    from NY
    Messages: 63

    I'll check this out. Thanks for the help.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,249

    John, they're right, even a bent pin will reduce lifting height.
  7. Mustang

    Mustang Member
    from NY
    Messages: 63

    Thanks, Mark. Hope all is well.