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You have to be kidding me!!!!

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by firelwn82, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I used my 810 for the second time today. Plowing along 10 MPH and hit a man hole sticking out of the ground. Blade trips and comes back up, no problem. Go to the next job and start plowing doing an awesome job. Back drag the 16 ft garage door space and its leaving a trail. ?????? :confused: Its never done this before. So I get out and look to see whats up. The frickin cutting edge is busted, snaped right off. at one of the bolts.:realmad: 10MPH hour, blade tripped like it was supposed to and everything. Unbelievable. I have been plowing for 4 years and have hit things harder than this, Not on purpose of coarse but it happens. I was wondering if this is going to be covered under the warranty? Or am I going to get the pucker factor out of this???? Maybe the King Jerry could chime in on this. Once again I'm not pleased, first with the half assed install and now this. Whats next??? :realmad: :cry:
  2. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    damn that sucks. first plow of the season today but i didnt break anything, got a couple drives done. not alot of snow out there right now. i did take a big chunk out of my grandpas lawn though. patched it as good as i could, he'll still be pissed. :cry:
  3. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I'm guessing it'll come out of pocket. I always figure it never hurts to ask though. Sometimes the dealer has surprised me. It may have been a defect in the metal.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Maybe it was defective material. I've hit some manholes pretty good on some new lots and others that I always went over with the urethane and have not had a problem yet--knock on wood. I keep getting out to see if it's broken or bent, so far so good.

    Sorry to hear that.
  5. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Anyone have any info for me??
  6. nickPSD

    nickPSD Member
    Messages: 47

    Over the last few years, there have been a few cases of this happening, If I remember right, the general concensous was that the factory uses to hard of a metal in the scraper edge. :nono: I think most of the new ones dont have that problem. I havent had it on mine yet
  7. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Afraid this one is going to come out of pocket. Unless you send the blade away for testing it will be marked as abuse. I've seen blades shatter before, one shearing out of the center and sent through a parked car on the opposite side of the road.
  8. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    You could try driving at 5mph. :D

    Just kidding.... First time ive heard of this happening. Perhaps just bad luck, maybe the steel cutting edge had a flaw in it. Dont know.

    Contact Blizzard, see what they say.
  9. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Talk to your dealer. A good dealer may get it replaced under warranty. I know a fellow that had a 810 two years ago got one replaced at no charge. When my plow was new 3 years ago I hit a cover and put a bend in the center of the cutting edge but it hasnt broke yet.
    And speaking of busted cutting edges, ask any owner of the Boss V plows if they have broken any edges. We broke 4 so far with our V plow.Old style edges.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2007
  10. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I have heard that about the Boss edges. Never heard about it on any Blizzard and I had researched them for 2 years before I purchased it.
  11. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Sorry to hear about your situation. Not sure where you did you your reseach but it was discussed (maybe not here at the #1 visted industry site) several times last season. It had seemed to to be more with the T-1 edges but the mild steel was doing the same thing.

    I am running 3 - 810's and 1- 8611 LoPro all in trucks that go out loaded with salt during an event. I know they have hit things as we all do and to date over the past three season I hve not have one edge come back damaged.
  12. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    probably an inclusion in the steel---call blizzard and ***** up a storm

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    this happened to me last year i toke a chunk out of the middle of the cutting edge, they covered that but they did't cover my wing that got bent.
  14. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I drive a 450 with a 8611 and I have about put my self threw the windshield befor and havent broke a cutting edge yet :D
  15. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Had the same thing happen to me last winter on the third snowfall, and this will surely be coming out of your pocket. I was told that Blizzard will not cover it because "its not meant to hold up to the force of hitting a blunt object", and that "this happens to every cutting edge if you run into something with it". I have run both Western and Boss before, been plowing for almost 11 years and have never had this happen to either one of these brands. I think that it is a defect in the factory cutting edges that Blizzard does not want to admit too or pay for. Why should they care, they already got your money. Besides its been discussed on here more than once about the horse sh*t customer service Blizzard has.
  16. cowboysfan

    cowboysfan Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Hey apple man should I , I guess not.:nono:
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Be thankful that the edge broke and you didn't do damage to the plow or frame.
  18. appleman

    appleman Junior Member
    Messages: 10

  19. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I would be the first to admit if I was doing something wrong in my truck. I don't move over 15 very often. Its quite impossible really. You cant see anything with all the powder blowing back at you. I was doing 10 mph when I hit that man hole.
  20. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I was, I was doing about 10mph when I hit the water shut. My point is that I have been doing 10mph with other brands of plows and never had a problem.