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snow dogg install

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by soulfly, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    How hard is it to install a new snow Dogg plow?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
  2. Krumm

    Krumm Member
    from CR, IA
    Messages: 51

    What kind of truck?
     
  3. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    2004 Chevy 1500
     
  4. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    How unassembled does the plow come? And how hard is the wiring?
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    If you have a basic mechanic ability you can install a plow. Follow instructions and you will be fine.
     
  6. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    OK thanks! It didn't look to difficult but want to make sure. Don't want to pay someone $450 if it's not to bad.
     
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    A helper will make things go much easier. Also take your time. Read the instructions before you start.
     
  8. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Yeah got a friend to help.
     
  9. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    They are honestly pretty simple. I don't know if your going with a straight blade or V, but the headgear is all together (hoses are already attached to all cylinders, light brackets just need to be bolted/lights bolted on) then attach the blade to the headgear.

    Pushplates aren't too difficult but mine did require some drilling which was more time consuming than difficult. Wiring was honestly simple - plug inline to the head lamps, tap the correct turn signal wire, tap a switched power outlet in the truck - hook up positive/negative and pretty much done.

    I have pics somewhere, I'll see if I can find them.
     
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Here you go:
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  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Last one, as you can see in the last picture above - that plastic covering on the wing is still partially on my plow. I never removed it on purpose, trying to protect it as much as possible LOL

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  12. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks Plowguy 43
     
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Anytime! Hope it helps
     
  14. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Have another question plowguy43 what's the best spot to go through firewall? Not sure if there's a spot or if you just have to find a spot?
     
  15. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I'm not sure with the Chevy but until recently with Ford you could just use the hole for the clutch. Newer trucks you will have to either drill a hole in the firewall or depending on how the majority of wires pass through into the cab you might be able to shank it through with them.
     
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Yup what Ray said. My Super Duty had a rubber grommet plug that the clutch pedal would normally go through.

    When I had it on my 99 Ram I believe it had a similar plug on the firewall that I used.
     
  17. soulfly

    soulfly Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    K.thanks guys
     
  18. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    If your truck is lifted you will need to lower the plow mount on a Vxf plow. I used T1 metal. (I might of went over board but o well) I also upgraded my bolts to 2 inch grade 8 also the nylon nuts are grade 8 also installed an upper cross member.see pics, if you never worked on a car or truck don't try to do your own install, but if your mechanically handy is a easy install long as you have all the info and tools to install

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  19. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    Don't know why I can't post more than 1 pic at a time

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