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blizzard controls

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jhoser_2000, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. jhoser_2000

    jhoser_2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    i was just wanted to know if it was true if Blizzard was coming out with a handheld controller like boss or even western. I am torn between getting a blizzard because of the huge controller and i like the way the hand helds of the boss operate but blizzard has such well built pieces of equipment i don't no what to do :confused: :help:
  2. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    don't let controller bother you it works just fine.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Buy the Blizzard, get the joystick, you will love it--the plow and the controller. It definitely is not worth losing the productivity just because you don't like the size of the controller.
  4. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Buy the Blizzard, and go with the JOYSTICK.
  5. jhoser_2000

    jhoser_2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks for the advice, would i have to mount timbrens on the front of my truck to help the weight distribution over the axle or should it be able to handle the weight by just cranking the torsion bars up? Im gonna put it on a 2000 2500 silverado with the six liter
  6. jhoser_2000

    jhoser_2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    one more question, how do the poly edges work/wear/clean compared to the steel ones???? I have heard a lot of different things about each mostly bad about the poly edges though
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    After burning through the steel edge on our 8611 in about 50-75 hours, we installed the Polar Edge. We have been very happy with it so far, we have at least that many hours on the urethane with little to no wear.
  8. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    There is a hand held in the works. Time frame for release has not been stated yet. The joystick work great as others have posted and the productivity is awesome.



    Jon, Need a new phone # for you. PM if you would
  9. jhoser_2000

    jhoser_2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    How does the poly edge clean, because i heave seen the boss polys work and was not impressed
  10. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    We have a touch pad and a Joystick for our 810. The touch pad has been used for about 5 min's. Get the Joystick!!!
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    I haven't noticed a difference between steel and urethane. We haven't plowed with every type of snow with the urethane yet, but I am very happy with it so far.

    The 2 things that really stand out for me with the Blizzard is the #1 the productivity is amazing, even compared to a v; #2 the cleaning\scraping. That was always my biggest complaint with the v's, they don't clean worth a crap. I know what you mean about urethane on v's, not to good, although not much worse if at all than steel IMO.
  12. lawnsrusinc.

    lawnsrusinc. Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Joystick all the way very easy to use and if you want to take it out inbetween snow falls just unplug the clip.

    Get the blizzard the 810 has cut our parking lot clearing jobs in more than half first time i used the plow it took me 45 min to clear a lot that used to take me 1 hr and 40 min.