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Blizzard vs. other plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bobshm, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. bobshm

    bobshm Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I had the opportunity yesterday to plow with an 8' Fisher. We needed an extra truck so I borrowed one from a friend. My truck has a Blizzard 810 on it's second season. I would suggest that anyone who plows commercial properties try an 810. I had forgotten how many extra passes are needed to clean up with a straight blade, and how much quicker the hydraulics are on the 810. It would not be exxagerating to say that I reduced my time on a property by 30%. I've had V-plows too, and while they are great for clean up, they are smaller than the Blizzard and I found them to be fragile. As an analogy, imagine plowing a property with a tractor and bucket, then jumping in to a skidsteer and doing the same job.
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I agree with that..:nod:
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Stupid question but what is the difference in a Blizzard plow compared to the others? We have no dealer for them around here & I have NEVER seen one except for some pictures on here! Just curious...Maybe I should be trying to find a dealer the way it sounds!
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I have jumped off a John Deere 310 B tractor with a bucket into a 753 bobcat . There was no comparason, the John deere traveled faster , pushed more , and lifted higher . I couldnt get out of the bobcat fast enough .
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Watch the video....
  6. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 46

    And Fisher just bought Blizzard . If you can't beat em .................buy em
  7. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Hydraulic speed

    My sno-way hydraulics cylce faster than my fisher or curtis.
  8. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    Not that it makes much differance but, Douglas Dynamics, who owns Fisher and Western, bought Blizzard. I wish they would put a blizzard extendable blade with a Fisher mm style hookup and headgear setup. Oh well.
  9. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Blizzard 810s are great for parking lots, especially if you have a dually, I see people with 9' blades on duallys and they are still puting their wheels in the snow at full angle. The 10' really helps yet it can also scoop and be a conventional 8' straight blade. Iam not one who thinks blizzard is the only good plow, but there are some situations where they are almost "the only way to go".
  10. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    i'll probly catch crap for this but i wish they would change the color from white to fisher yellow. I've always liked the look of a yellow plow hanging on the front of a black truck
  11. DaveOhio

    DaveOhio Member
    Messages: 68

    The 810 sounds as good as my Meyer c-8 with pro wings. Ran off a Monarch fan belt drive. Great Blade. Made the truck age quickly, though.

    Three Blizzards in W Akron/Copley/Bath. No dealers out this way that I know of.

    We run Vees, but I would not rule out another Myer C-8 with Wings. Blizzards cost too much, save the $$$ for your first Trannie rebuild.