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Will Snow Dogg make a 11' expandable plow?

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by hlntoiz, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    I was curious, who thinks Snow Dogg will eventually come out with a power plow comparable to the Blizzard 8611LP?

    As of right now I would be happy to switch brands to get away from DD. But he production of the LP is just to beneficial.

    What are some of your thoughts on this. I am also curious to know how people like the current power plow that Snow Dogg Makes?
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I dont think you will see one anytime soon. There current design is not even as productive as DD wideout, xls or 810. IMO
     
  3. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    It takes time to get it to market. I for one am tired of DD and would love to look into another brand, Just don't want to sacrifice production.
     
  4. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    The market for a plow that adds that much wieght to the front is limited. Plus as 11ft scoop plow would need a pretty big truck to push that much snow. Trannys take a lot more abuse and a lot of traction is needed. Just think its a limited market.
     
  5. ZachXSmith

    ZachXSmith Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Well I believe the xp810 is just as productive as a wideout or xls. Also way more cost efficient. All three are very similar plows.
     
  6. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Dont know about expandable but you may see some larger highway plows with a dog on em soon....
     
  7. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Have you ever heard of the Blizzard 8611's? IMO they are the most productive plows out there. My 3500 handles the LP version just fine.

    There needs to be some competition to Blizzards plow. I like being 11' 3" wide in my parking lots. Plus the plows covers the duallies on my truck much better.
     
  8. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    I'd be with you Matt if they made a 8611. I run the same version on my ram 2500HD and have been thinking of upgrading the truck to a 3500HD SRW cummins, I hope there is a mount that fits the old plow to new body styles. My GM 2500 runs a 810 so interchangeability is key. More so that I can run the 810 on the dodge or jockey the plows around with either truck.
     
  9. npi9181

    npi9181 Member
    Messages: 32

    Burkartsplow how can the xp not be as productive it is a full10 ft in scoop mode and not 8'9" like the blizzard and is a little faster working I have run both plows and would never got white agian
     
  10. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I would love to see big changes with blades as technology increases. Nothing much has happened in 10 years, the next Blizzard type of change needs to come. I would love to see other companies coming out with 8611lp like plows.
     
  11. npi9181

    npi9181 Member
    Messages: 32

    I had several customers ask about a expandable v plow could be interesting idea
     
  12. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Won't work...to many moving parts:popcorn::whistling:

    I would buy one in a heart beat! Who will be the first???? Hopefully not DD
     
  13. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    In my opinion the manufacturers need to work on getting them a little lighter without sacrificing durability, I think the fisher xls is comparable in weight to the fisher 9ft MC series plow (not 100% sure), in the 8ft position on a truck that would normaly have a 9 ft or 10ft plow, the 8 ft position would probably not even cover the width of the truck. On my one ton mason dump I sure would not want anything narrower than a 9, I know a one ton could handle it but let's face it anyone plowing long enough will tell you a normal 9fter will eat the front end up over time (no matter gm,ford or mopar), now put a heavier plow on and it will eat them up even quicker, they should partner up with carquest and sell a extra set of ball joints, wheel bearings and tie rod ends with the expandable plows on the market. I think the plows are a great idea and increase productivity which means more income for us however if the extra coin has to go back into the vehicle for ware and tear because it is harder on the trucks ? Who knows? I believe the manufactures heads are in the right place but they all have a little more to do in my eyes to ensure the trucks stay productive
     
  14. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Replacing u joints is becoming a yearly thing on any plow truck so if my plows make me another 20% a year for that extra weight I will be glad to replace the Ujoints. Right now I just want to see some real competition for DD. I love being 11' 3" wide in a parking lot. My truck has plenty of nut behind it to push it.