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bronco or blazer

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by railreferman, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. railreferman

    railreferman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I am wondering what is the consensus on plowing with a bronco or blazer as far as front end maint, goes. And I have a Chevy dually one ton how are those for plowing and what kind of plow would be recommended for either trucks
  2. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    what year Bronco or Blazer? Full size Blazer or S-10?
    I know for a fact that early Broncos (66-77) make awesome snow plows.

    at work we have a whole slew of Chevy 3/4 and 1 tons, mostly with Boss plows (and a few Meyers) and they do fine. The front suspensions handle the weight (and repeated shock from hitting stuff) just fine.
    I like Meyers better, but they aren't quite as versatile as Boss V-plows
  3. railreferman

    railreferman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    84 full size bronco is what i have seems to do fine i have some camber only on passenger side, but i am thinking of a full size blazer.bronco has a meyers on it
  4. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    the bronco will probably have more problems, just because of that stupid front end in it.
    not one of Fords better ideas.
    I think in the long run, your 1 ton will handle the stresses of plowing better.
  5. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    driveways small commercial i pick the bronco

    is the dually four wheel drive? if not i definatley pick the bronco

    are you laying salt or sand? then maybe the dually. only if you HAVE to.

    blazer is good too. i have seen both take quite a beating but i think the broncos hold up better. long as its a FULLSIZE one.
  6. danknight60

    danknight60 Member
    Messages: 46

    All I Can Say Is This

    Chevy Blazer Myers Plow Been Good To Me Since 1992

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    either way its a good choice. but for heavy snow the dually will work better.

  8. dieselboy

    dieselboy Member
    Messages: 43

    I had a 92 bronco with an 8' Curtis on it. the only thing i would of dont different is add timbrens or some of thos air helpers that go inside the coil spring. She squatted a lot in the front and threw off the caster/camber. But it was awsome for doing donuts in student parking in 2 wheel!
  9. Ladder15

    Ladder15 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I can't comment on the Blazer, but I did have a '93 full size Bronco. When I went to buy a plow for it, I was told (I think by a Fisher rep) that in '93 Ford "lightweighted" the frame and did not recommend putting a plow on it. He suggested looking at other plow manufacturers...

    So, I sold it and bought a 7.3L F250. Now, THAT has an 8' Fisher on it!
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i used a bronco a ramcharger and a blazer i ran 7 .5 blades meyers and fisher never had a problem
  11. 3rd bronco

    found a 95 with no rust
    7.5 ft Boss

    get Moog progressive coil springs
    remove the sway bar
    get a trans cooler if it doesnt have one and use synthetic fluid
    (plow in low range when ever possible)

    If you want the real kicka*** traction: 16in rims from Unique (5x5.5)
    and Cooper Discover 235/85-16 -- for winter only

    If you are plowing alot get a 130amp alternator and replace the belt
    at the same time. Run #4 cables from the alter to the pos on the battery
    and run a battery ground to the frame with #4, too.
    You can get by with one good battery. I used two on my 92 bronco but
    now have a diehard platinum ($$$).

    send me a pm if you want more
    We plow 25 drives and some lots with this setup and love it.

    disadvantage to bronco: rust