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Old 01-01-2011, 01:38 PM   #21
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my truck is a 2006 ford though, lol
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #22
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For those who may be curious Blizzard was the first to make this kind of plow and i believe Fisher just bought out Blizzard. This same plow through Fisher was quoted to me for my Duramax at $6200 with install. That Blizzard is a smoken deal IMO.
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It's Douglas Dynamics that now owns Blizzard, and a few others...

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For those who may be curious Blizzard was the first to make this kind of plow and i believe Fisher just bought out Blizzard. This same plow through Fisher was quoted to me for my Duramax at $6200 with install. That Blizzard is a smoken deal IMO.

You might be talking about Fisher's XLS plow which has power wings. the speedwing he is selling is a different plow. Still the speedwing is a decent setup, but not close to a power plow.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #25
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yeah the best blizzard plows were when blizzard really owned it and didn't sell out to Western/Fisher D&D. The power plow is good but there are drawbacks to the channels that the wings slide in and out on. overall, they are a more maintenance dependent plow than a standard straight blades. i was on a plowing forum for years and saw first hand what people hit with those wings and how much it costs to fix them.

they are still very productive plows, so some people don't mind the extra moving parts.
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yeah the best blizzard plows were when blizzard really owned it and didn't sell out to Western/Fisher D&D. The power plow is good but there are drawbacks to the channels that the wings slide in and out on. overall, they are a more maintenance dependent plow than a standard straight blades. i was on a plowing forum for years and saw first hand what people hit with those wings and how much it costs to fix them.

they are still very productive plows, so some people don't mind the extra moving parts.
I believe it was Plowsite and LetsTalkSnow where I first started to bump into ya...

Agreed on the Blizzard maintenance risks. FWIW, some seem to get good ones with no problems, and others can't get the plow out of the shop. But I guess it's like any other piece of equipment... some of us have trucks like that, and some of us have a Boxer MiniSkid with under 1k hours that's broken it's drive cylander, already broken it's treads, and is currently getting the heads rebuilt (in warranty for hours... but out of warranty for age, sigh).

For plowing, the best advice I could give it to consider your market first- who your potential customers are, then make your equipment purchases dependent on that info.
For instance, if you're doing tight residential drives, you will want a different setup than if you're doing large parking lots- where speed & capacity trumps mobility & finesse.

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Doesn't anybody need a Blizzard snowplow?
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I believe it was Plowsite and LetsTalkSnow where I first started to bump into ya...

Agreed on the Blizzard maintenance risks. FWIW, some seem to get good ones with no problems, and others can't get the plow out of the shop. But I guess it's like any other piece of equipment... some of us have trucks like that, and some of us have a Boxer MiniSkid with under 1k hours that's broken it's drive cylander, already broken it's treads, and is currently getting the heads rebuilt (in warranty for hours... but out of warranty for age, sigh).

For plowing, the best advice I could give it to consider your market first- who your potential customers are, then make your equipment purchases dependent on that info.
For instance, if you're doing tight residential drives, you will want a different setup than if you're doing large parking lots- where speed & capacity trumps mobility & finesse.

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yeah. LTS is where I was active for a while until I sold my sled. I was never active at all on plowsite, not even sure I have an ID over there.
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Ahh.. sorry Dan. Didn't mean to assume you were on PS. In my mind the plowing sites tend to blend together, I liked the guys on LTS better, but found the volume & traffic of PS to create more useful topics & info.

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Well isn't that a bummer............ I read all of the posts here just to find out that a "Blizzard Snowplow" has nothing to do with Dairy Queen.......
Well then I'm outta here and headed to DQ for a tasty blizzard of some sort or other.
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well my street isn't even plowed yet....my neighbors humvee got stuck the street has to be at least 3 feet deep.

Humvee? Or an H2 or H3?
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