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Old 12-04-2011, 12:56 AM
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nice fab !! company's should pay attention to customer wants and needs.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:17 PM
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I forgot to add pictures of the wings I made for my MD75. Here they are.
With the wings it is 8 foot, 6 inches wide. The wings angle forward about 20 Degrees.
So it scoops snow very nicely. It cut our lot times by 30 % roughly. I added braces between the back ribs to strengthen it up. Did a couple 12 inch snow falls and a 20 inch snowstorm, plus all the multiple 2-4 inch regular stuff and it has held up like a dream...
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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fab work looks awesome. Another way you could keep the box tube from breaking would be to sleeve the bolt holes with tube. not sure if you have the ability to weld the stainless on your own but it would help.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:52 PM
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How your MD75 holdng up
I installed a HD75
I tried buy the MD75 and they told me They wasnt design for full size trucks Was design for mini trucks
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:07 AM
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Antlar,
The MD75 is holding up fine.
I know it is a medium duty plow and not built as strong as the HD.
The MD75 was designed for full size trucks 1/2 ton size.

I use it far harder than it was designed for, that is for sure.
The early MD's had some issues but SnowDogg, did change and beef up
some of the early weak spots. I did that on our first one that is almost 5 years old.
(the pivot area)

A HD model would have been better for us, as it is built MUCH stronger, but I really can not complain about the MD as it is a great plow for what it was designed for.
When I bought it, I was looking at the lighter weight of it compared to the HD and that is why we went with it. It was a gamble to see if it would hold up or not !
I probably put more hours on it in one season, than most will do in 4 or 5 seasons.

Stuff if starting to get worn on it now, but what 5 year old plow used hard commercially doesnt get worn out eventually ? My pivot holes are getting sloppy on the one plow, But that is something we can take care of. (My Dad owned a Steel Fab shop for 35 years)
So if I couldnt take care of it, I would feel like I let Dad down..
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:02 AM
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Those wings look great, excellent work
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:40 PM
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I forgot to add pictures of the wings I made for my MD75. Here they are.
With the wings it is 8 foot, 6 inches wide. The wings angle forward about 20 Degrees.
So it scoops snow very nicely. It cut our lot times by 30 % roughly. I added braces between the back ribs to strengthen it up. Did a couple 12 inch snow falls and a 20 inch snowstorm, plus all the multiple 2-4 inch regular stuff and it has held up like a dream...
Would like to see a few close pics of how the wings are mounted and what you built them out of?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:27 AM
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Thanks to Hedhunter for this mod. I did this mod to my MD a couple of years ago when Hedhunter first posted it. Thought I would share...

The extra height is nice and slight bump in weight... Not used commercially, but working great for me.





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Wow that looks very clean and well made.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 PM
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I added braces up the back of the extension after the mounting holes showed signs of cracking. (this after a full season of hard use.)
I dont have the pictures on this pc, will try and post at work tomorrow If I get a chance.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Would like to see a few close pics of how the wings are mounted and what you built them out of?
Will try and post some for you. I think I had some more pictures of them on my other pc at work.

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:58 AM
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[QUOTE=sinboo50;1531612]Thanks to Hedhunter for this mod. I did this mod to my MD a couple of years ago when Hedhunter first posted it. Thought I would share...

Nice work ! Looks good on your truck.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 AM
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Would like to see a few close pics of how the wings are mounted and what you built them out of?
Having trouble loading pictures?. Will try and take some more pictures later.
The wings are some 3/16 scrap metal we had laying out back. Welded to some 3/8 plate 6 inches wide. which are welded to the curved 1/4 inch plate cut out in the same shape as the supports up the back.
The braces are 1 by 2 rectangular tubing.
On the first one I did, the 2 braces were too high, and I bent the 3/16 wing near the bottom.
Later I added one more brace near the bottom to prevent it from bending. worked perfect.
My second set of wings we made, i put the brace near the bottom to prevent bending and
it has worked perfectly.
It is bolted on with 1/2 inch bolts. Off and on in about a minute if need
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:36 AM
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Heres one shot I got to load This is the 2nd set of wings. The brace is nearer the bottom on this one. Its not bolted on yet. You can just barely see the 1/2 inch holes thru the 3/8 plate if you look close.
You can also see the 1 inch aquare tube we added between the ribs.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 AM
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Heres another. This is the first set. We added the bottom brace after bending the bottom corner ..You can see 2 of the 3 bolts holding it on. the 3rd bolt is hidden below the bottom brace.
Also in this shot, you can see the brace added for the top extension we made the plow 6 inch taller.
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Its been another year since I posted last on this, so thought an update was due.

All the work in making my MD75 Taller and wider has been very rewarding and I can say that I have been 125% happy with all the mods !

The wings we did on both trucks have really made us more efficient and cut our times down..

We had a lot of people who questioned the mods, saying the MD wasnt designed for these loads etc etc.. Well, both the plows have held up extremely well..
Only problem I had, was I lost a pivot pin and that allowed the a-frame to move and break off the left angle hose adapter..

We put this plow to work in 2008, and have plowed commercially each season.
We have plowed all kinds of commercial lots like restaurants, factories, auto parts stores, Big box stores (Kohls), a 235 unit apartment complex and a bunch of private driveways and a storage unit (picture below showing 2-3 foot drifts being plowed.)

Most everything on the plow has held up remarkably well....
That said, I do have 2 complaints... Not anything to do with the taller blade or wider wings, But the electronics....

1st issue is the relays that control the plow lights/truck lights when plugged in. The relay box is an open unit that is not sealed.. It is exposed to the elements and over time the relays corroded and we had lots of problems with the lights and no cleaning or even replacing relays solved the problem. Not until we replace the harness and relay box did we fix the issue.. Very poor design and quality.. It needs a re-design.

2nd issue is the controller. One died last year on one truck and the other one died this year on the 2nd truck. My Nephew lost one controller on his truck last year as well.. These things are $200 bucks and would expect them to last longer..

Other than those two problems. (which I think are serious ones) the SnowDogg MD75 has been a very good product for their first effort in the plow market..
Bob
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