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MD 75 - Shock for trip blade?

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by brg, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    I bought a new MD75 for my 1999 f150 last year and it works great. The only thing I don't like, is when the blade trips, the springs pull it back with a loud bang. I was thinking of adding a shock to slow the return speed. Anyone else thought about this or have any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I have seen some on other plows and was wondering about that also
  3. leepotter

    leepotter Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Yeah the return is quite violent. For as simple as a shock is you think it would just be built into every full trip plow.
  4. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    This seems like a very good idea.
  5. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to do this sometime. I'm thinking I should wait until summer when my warranty is over as I will have to weld some brackets onto the frame. Not sure if that would void the warranty or not.
  6. ppap

    ppap Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Great idea. The only concern is where to mount it and what size shock to use. These details are going to determine its effectiveness. Maybe the engineers at Snowdogg can come up with a solution the way the guys at Boss did. :D
  7. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    western has 2 on there big plows so just look how they do it and copy there idea
  8. stotts1

    stotts1 Member
    Messages: 42

    that would be great, its a huge shock every time it comes back:dizzy: