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MD 75 plow wings

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by soapy, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. soapy

    soapy Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 21

    I added some stainless steel plow wings to my MD75 plow. I had a local metal fab shop make them for me out of 1/4 inch stainless and I bolted them onto the outer rib supports of the plow. I reinforced the top with a stainless steel plate going from the outer edge of the wings back to the plow face. The total cost for the project was $280. I could have done it for 1/2 that price if I had used regular steel. Can't wait to give them a try.

    snowplow wings 017.jpg
     
  2. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    Looks like it will stack good. Now to sure about windowing.
     
  3. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    Looks good!

    One ? I had it has no cutting edge what are you going to do? Build a new set!
     
  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,055

    And it looks like it could be a pain in the ass when tripping too.
     
  5. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    Definitly a nice job on the idea. Would these be wings or did this MD become a MD BOX? Careful when tripping. The MDs weren't designed to have wings. Seeing that you're running a Durango / Dakota I think you need a larger truck and move up to to the HD + line. You can make a HD fit that truck FYI. Just way over weight for it.
     
  6. soapy

    soapy Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 21

    I have 5 commercial lots that I own and a very long driveway at the house. The tilt function still works with this setup. My lots are set up where this will let me clear the snow much faster just pushing it all straight forward. Still have not had snow so can't really tell you any real world results. I will let everyone know how it works.
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You need to the round the front corner so they wont catch if go slow you should be ok but That plow wont trip like it was design to
     
  8. soapy

    soapy Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 21

    Front corners are already rounded. I can always round them more if needed. I can undo one side or the other by removing 3 bolts.
     
  9. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I think if you angled them out a bit rather than keep it boxed, then it would trip much easier.
     
  10. soapy

    soapy Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 21

    I finally got a chance to test the plow wings over the last 2 days. They save me about 1/3 in time to plow the lots. I can now stack snow much better than before. Did not have a problem with the plow tripping, it seemed to work fine.
     
  11. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Looks nice.
    I built wings for both of our Snowdoggs. I have about 20 degree angle on ours,
    it made the plow 8foot 6inchs wide... Scoops better, Stacks better, cut our time
    about 30% on most jobs.
    I made ours out of steel, with 1inch thick rubber on the bottom. Plenty of room to trip.
    Have used them for several seasons and pushed some pretty heavy wet snow with them.
    Northern Indiana, we get a lot of Lake effect snow here, so they get used a lot.
    Look under Taller Snowdogg heading in the forum and you can see pictures of how it was done.

    Bob

    plowwings on the 98.jpg
     
  12. soapy

    soapy Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 21

    I have used the plow several times now and have had no problems. The side wings will wear down with the wear bar and when I replace the wear bar I will either add a small plate on the side of the wings or add a heavy rubber flap to them.