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Is there a stainless blade that will fit my half ton?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Is there a stainless blade that will fit my half ton?
     
  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 429

    I think there is a 7.5 Fishdogg you can cobbel -up.
     
  3. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,833

    Snow dogg has a straight blade and a vee for half ton both stainless
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    Your actually gunna buy a plow instead of trying to make one?
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    My plow made money. Paid for my truck. And kept my business going. It's nothing to scoff at
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    But how many times did you
    A) go out and plow
    B) have something break
    C) always complain that something wasn't working right in both your truck and plow?
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    As many times as anyone else. Stuff happens new or old.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    It gave me a start. It got me from nothing, to the point where I can seriously consider even the option of a new plow. That part i cannot complain about.

    Snowdogg looks to be a great option. 8'. Stainless steel. but i have two questions

    1, it seems they did not make a back drag edge for the 8' md model. It only lists one for the 6.5' model (md). This seems a bit odd, but other areas of their website seem to be lacking.

    2. I'm not a fan of only 2 springs. It seems any plow designed for a 1/2 ton only has 2 springs. I cant get by with 2 springs. it just trips so dang easy. What i worry about with this (and with my box extensions) is voiding the short 2 year warranty if i add 2 springs and a shock absorber.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    As many as anyone else.....what are you basing that on? By region that cannot be correct
    Yes stuff does happen new or old....correct. but when your welded on plow mount breaks b/c you cannot weld in the first place. That's asking fot it
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    course he brings up the one and only part of my plow (or anything else for that matter) that i have welded that hasn't lasted.

    Why are you trying to start this drama over again? I asked 2 questions above. answer them or go away
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    Me drama. No that's u birdie
    Yep I bring that up to prove a point.
    And didn't we try and help you with your cable control and you didnt want to listen.
    You ask for help all the time and then not take it or go on for pages...then in the end say your not going to do it anyway
    Ok why do you feel you need more trip springs?
     
  12. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    With 2 new trip springs it seemed that any plow i backed over pulling snow out of a drive would trip the blade effortlessly. It would not actually scrape up the snow. I would have to go back and forward one inch at a time. It would jsut trip and go over the snow.

    With 4 springs it would still trip if i hit anything unmovable, but when going over the packed snow the blade tiped forward a bit, but would still scrape up the snow
     
  13. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,833

    I have one snow dogg. Ex75. Got it 3 years old, installed for $2500 on a k2500. The guy before me, who was once a blizzard dealer and installed hundreds of plows, had it on a full sized blazer. Of course he agreed it was a little to heavy for that application because of ballast, it worked and nothing broke in three seasons.

    no experience with it but i would think it would be safe to say the md would probably be fine for residential and small commercial.
     
  14. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    There are a couple good deals used right now
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    That's not tripping if I'm understanding you properly.
    If there has been compacted snow already (i.e. tire tracks from you or someone driving through snow) the plow will ride ontop of it b/c the weight is not there to keep the plow down
     
  16. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    It was tripping all the way forward laying flat on the ground until i backed up.
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    I misunderstood...I thought you meant back dragging
    Now....what is the attack angle of your plow?
    Is the A-frame level or not?
    Those are factors that come into play
     
  18. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    the a frame is level. I have not measured the angle but just looking at it it looks to be around 70 to 75. maybe closer to 70
     
  19. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    As far as used plows go. i can get one that is less than 2 years old for under 2 grand with mount and wiring. But the only options are 7.5'. Is it worth getting new so i can get an 8'?
     
  20. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,345

    You can always weld 2 more springs to the stainless plow, right ?:(