Looking at a Blizzard 810

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by khuelsk2, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    Hi, I'm currently running an old Western Unimount 7.5 with wings. Plow has been great to me. I love the simplicity of it. But I have a chance to pickup a Blizzard PH1 810. I just worry about it being as reliable as my old unimount. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    What is it you'd like to know?

    Do you get the proper mound with it as well, if not are you able to find the mount?
     
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    khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    I get the whole thing, mount, wiring, controller, plow. I feel like my old Western Unimount is bullet proof and extremely reliable. Just wanting to know if the Blizzard 810 will be as reliable with all of the moving part. I hear of pins bending and wings bending. Just curious if it's a good move to get one. I love the idea of the power plow, but have never used one.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Yes wings bend, yes the wing pins will seize if not properly lubed.

    After plowing and working on them fir years I will never go back.

    Only issue is they are old, certain parts are hard to find. You can cross reference parts to the new snowex plow, but they can be pricey.
     
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  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    You can post any pictures of the plow that would be great
     
  6. Landgreen

    Landgreen Senior Member
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    Keep in mind a blizzard 810 is much heavier than your unimount. Not sure what truck you have but make sure it can handle the weight.

    810 is a dependable plow but at that age you'll need to consider how well it was maintained.
     
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    khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    Plow is going on a 1 ton Ford so weight shouldn't be an issue.

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  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    What year ford?

    Inspect the backside of the cutting edge, the plow support for bad rust.
     
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    khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    2006 F350
     
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    khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    Think it's worth $1200?
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    With mount and wiring,,,,maybe a tad high, but it's not to bad.

    That mount came off the same year as your ford?

    Did you see the plow work?
     
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    khuelsk2

    khuelsk2 Junior Member
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    That's a mount for a mid 90s chevy that comes with it. I've got another mount that will work for me. Thanks for all the info.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Personally, I'd say $1200 is pretty good.

    The others have covered the issues.