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vmd 75 questions

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by snowcrazy, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    Im thinking about either the md 75 or the vmd 75 for a 2003-2005 chevy (havent bought yet) regular cab short box truck.

    This will be a driveway rig/small parking lot rig. My questions are,

    1st I see on the snowdogg site that the vmd75 saids its is for PLOW PREP TRUCKS........... Not sure what they mean by that???? Like I said Im just wanting this on a 1/2 ton reg cab short box truck. Just looking for as good of a driveway rig as possible.

    2nd question is, if the vmd75 will work CAN I GET A BACK DRAG?????

    any info appreciated.!!!
     
  2. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    The straight blade md75 weighs 400 pounds, the VMD weighs 700 pounds. That is a difference of 300. That is the reason they recommend "plow prep".

    The trucks with a plow prep package usually have a stiffer / stronger front suspension and higher front GAWR. That plow is pretty heavy for a normal 1/2 ton Chevy.

    But I am sure you can put the VMD on that truck but:
    1. It won't be legal if you get stopped by DOT
    2. It will burn front end parts up quick.

    That said I also know a local guy here that runs a blizzard 810 on his ram 1500, (boy that looks like it hurts). He has been running it for at least 2 years, and its still going.

    Ultimately its your choice. Good luck.
     
  3. Noobie2012

    Noobie2012 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I run the MD75 on a 2000 Tahoe (same wheelbase as a shortbox regular cab) and it works great. I wouldn't want to go any heavier though. Maneuverability with the short wheelbase is excellent, I just wish it had wings for that little extra width at times.
     
  4. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    I have the VMD on my 97 Tahoe in my fleet. Truck has a 2" lift kit installed. The rest of it is stock I love the VMD. I used to have a MD75 on this truck and then switched to the VMD. What a night and day difference. Can't argue with the versatility of the VMD either. Its one hell of a plow. Buyers is talking about making a back drag blade for next year I believe for their VMD. I've worked without it this season and its still great once the cutting edge is worn in.