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blizzard vs snoway

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ronhon, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. ronhon

    ronhon Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Please help me to choose the right plow

    Snoway 32 series - 10' blade with down pressure
    Blizzard 8611

    What are the pros and cons?
    Any problems with either blade?

    Assuming the price are closed and they both have convenient dealers for services.

    I service parking lots for commercial buildings and streets inside the condo townhouses.

    Truck info
    Chevy C5500 with Duramax diesel and automatic transmission.

    Thanks a lot
  2. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    IMO i would go for the 8611 it will be much more useful than the snoway. One you get a foot extra and second the wings will help with clean up and run off when your plowing.
  3. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Althought all the guys here swear by the blizzards and their funtionality, I am very fond of the clear snoways. Personally unless i thought I ABSOLUTLEY needed the features of a blizzard would go with a snoway ,particulary a v plow
  4. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Its a no brainer............blizzard
  5. scotty2222

    scotty2222 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 64

    Wow big difference in plows the Sno-way weighs in at 740 and the blizzard weighs in 1470. I say that one of them is twice the plow. I just put a Blizzard 810 on this year an I can tell the difference between this one and the old plow(Meyer C7.5 with pro wings)
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    All things being equal, they aren't. The Sno-way is a straight blade, the Blizzard is a straight blade with moveable wings--from inside the cab--that can be used to carry snow as well as windrow. With the leading edge wing angled forward, your productivity is increased by at least 30%.

    You won't need the downpressure, because as stated, the Blizzard is heavy enough to scrape better than any plow I've seen, other than underbody scrapers. I would also be concerned about how light that plow is in front of that heavy of a truck.
  7. ronhon

    ronhon Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Does anybody choose Snoway because of its 5 years warranty?
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    I was just talking about warranties with a dealer yesterday. I am probably a little jaded in my thinking, but other than the pump what does the warranty cover? If you hit something and the moldboard, mount, a-frame or whatever breaks, they aren't going to cover it. Most things are going to be blamed on abuse, IMO. I could very well be wrong, I just don't think there is too much to actually be warrantied that the manufacturer will cover.

    ProTech has a lifetime warranty on their pushers. Big deal, push a sidewall in, it wasn't designed for that, I pay to get it straightened. The only items that need replacement are the edges and shoes and those are wear items not covered by the warranty.
  9. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Trust me, there is no comparison. I will tell you this if you buy the snow way you will be kickin yourself later. Just watch!

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    go with the blizzard.
  11. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    go blizzard 8611 or your shoot yourself in the foot later for not doing so.
  12. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Everyone knocks sno-way until they own one! We have one on a 14500 # dumptruck, three seasons going strong, no problems at all! Did you hear about our 2 day blast last january? 30 + inches of snow, sno-way system stacks snow over 6' no problem!.
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Nobody said it was a bad plow, just that the Blizzard is more efficient.
  14. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    watch the Blizzard video. My local Blizzard dealer sells both, and he makes no secret of the fact that he thinks the Blizzard is much better.