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Added shocks to my MD75

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by brg, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    I finally got around to adding shocks to my plow to slow down the return. I originally had one shock mounted to one of the upright braces but that wasn't enough so I redid the upper mount and added a second shock.

    I went to napa with some measurements and actually ended up with steering stabilizers as they had more resistance than regular shocks.

    The stabilizers cost about $35 each and the metal was stuff I had hanging around.

    We haven't had much snow to plow lately, but I have made it trip over some obstacles and I'm quite happy with how it works. No more violent bangs when it returns.:dizzy:

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  2. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Neat, do you happen to have some Napa part #s for the stabilizers?
     
  3. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    Yes. The part number is SC2915. They're made by Monroe so almost any parts store can get them. (same part #)
     
  4. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Great, thanks, maybe this will be a mod to do for next season. You came up with a great idea!!
     
  5. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    Thanks. I know some plows come with shocks. I think Snowdogg should come up with an optional kit you can buy.
     
  6. Scott_

    Scott_ Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Snowdogg makes a bolt on kit that costs around $250. I found that it will not bolt on to most Snowdogg blade types and takes some welding. The shock is the same one that Western uses for their blades. I recommend buying the shock at a parts store and welding yourself. It would be a lot cheaper than the kit even if you had to go to a welding shop.