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Compatibility of new cradle and existing plow

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by eliyyah, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    Hopefully I'm not asking a question that has alreadybeen addressed. If so, kindly provide a link. Basically I have a Snow Dogg Plow MD 75 or 80 (it's late and the plow is buried in my garage so I can provide exact model if needed tomorrow). It came with a used truck I bought (1999 Ford F150 4x4 4.6L). I've since upgraded to a 2016 Silverado HD 2500 LT 6.0L 4x4 Crew Cab (Gas, Snow Plow Prep package etc). I traded the Ford in and yanked all the plugs and controls for the plow. Here's my question, is there a cradle on this planet that is compatible to make it work with my Silverado. I would be so grateful if someone could answer this. I live in Ohio and the weather is closing in on me since we're going into September now I want to be prepared. Thank you in advance !!!
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    Have you talked to a dealer or Buyers?
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,595

  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,595

    Most likely will need a headlight harness also.
     
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    You're going to need a Chevy mount and wiring harness.
     
  6. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    Thanks Kimber ... I'm seeing 2015 GM and thinking this could be what I needed to hear but will discuss with hydraulic shop or Buyers just to confirm. I hadn't seen this document till you showed me. Appreciate that.
     
  7. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for getting back to me Buff. No, everyone was closed last night when I was thinkin bout it. Will do tomorrow since today Sunday and Buyers seems to be closed as well. Appreciate ya!
     
  8. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    Gonna look into that as well Harley thanks! I'll post couple of pics of what I'm working with.
     
  9. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    2016-08-28 10.58.16.jpg

    This is the truck. Trying to upload the plow..
     
  10. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    2016-08-28 11.13.17.jpg
    Had to resize the image. It turns out it is MD75.
     
  11. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    I appreciate all you guys trying to guide me.
     
  12. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    2016-08-28 11.17.19.jpg
    This is front end of my old 99 F150
     
  13. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,920

    Is that s 7 1/2 ft wide? If it is, it'd not wide enough for the new ride.
     
  14. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    7' 6" I think (Snow Dogg 75MD). That would suck royally if it's not wide enough although I'm not sure how that works or why it wouldn't be wide enough. Thanks Randall
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    How wide is your truck?
    How wide of a path does the plow clear, straight and swung to one side?
    ( it clears a narrower path when it's swung to one side or the other.
    Remember as you turn steering wheel the rear wheels go to the inside of of the arch or circle.

    This means when plowing snow with the blade straight on you will be driving in the snow that spills off of the side ie you're driving in the berm, swing it to the side and one side of your truck is really in the berm,
    And the other is in untouched snow.

    Now turn and it gets worse.
    Not to much of a big deal with only a inch but your still packing down snow instead of removing it.
    As the snow gets deeper you run a higher chance of getting stuck in said berm.

    So it's a good idea to get at least a 8.5ft plow for a truck that is as wide as your is.
    I use a 10 ft v plow. But I'm looking at 9.5 for my next one.
     
  16. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,920

    Your going to want a 8 1/2 ft plow. How long is that bed?
     
  17. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    @SnoFarmer and @randall the truck bed isn't a full size 8' long be but it isn't a short bed either. I'd have to measure the bed for the exact size but from what I can see the width is 81" or 6 3/4 feet. Wifey gonna be so pissed. Lol, anyone wanna buy a 7 1/2 ft Snow Dogg MD75? J/k...
     
  18. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    You can put a set of wing on your current blade to pickup an addition 10"<> of width per side (20" overall) rather than buying a new plow.
     
  19. eliyyah

    eliyyah Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 19

    @BUFF now you're talking my language. Good idea. Let me talk with the hydraulic shop to see how it could be done. Do you think it would be a custom deal or can I order wings? I guess I can do a little leg work and dig around. Thanks
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    Buyer makes wings specifically for SnowDogg plows.