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would a 6' 8" plow be too narrow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MikeRi24, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    "lets just say" I was to upgrade my Jeep to a 1/2 ton pickup as it would better suit my landscaping business. My Jeep plow is 6' 8" and I know that the manufacturer outs this series plow in 1/ tons, so it would be a matter of getting the right mount and running wires, but the plow should switch over. I'm worried about the width of the plow though, like when I angle it, will it be too narrow for a 1/2 ton?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    Yes Yes Yes
  3. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    It would not be wide enough. A 7' 6" is just about as wide as the truck when angled. The 7.6 is probably the smallest you can go with a half ton or any full size truck
  4. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    Perhaps I will stick to my original plan of buying an older, 2wd truck to use for landscaping in the summer.
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    A 7.5' is the smallest you can put a full size truck IMO.
  6. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    I would even consider an S10 or a Dakota, but SnowDogg doesnt make a mount for those yet.
  7. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    can you fab up a set of wings for your dogg?? wings very easily add on another foot of plow width
  8. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 447

    An MD68 doesn't belong on a 1/2T truck of any sort. You also shouldn't put wings on it. The MD75 has 2 extra ribs - but I still wouldn't put wings on that.

    You could buy an MD75 moldboard when you upgrade, or you could upgrade your whole plow to an HD75.

    Just the designer's opinion here. The MD68 was designed to be 80" long, and no longer. It's really a driveway/personal/small parking lot plow.

    Scott Moorman
    SnowDogg Plows
  9. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    yeah I will prob end up buying an older 2wd truck just to use for hauling my mowers and landscaping stuff around. use that for a few years then get rid of that and the Jeep and consolidate into one 3/4 ton 4wd truck and buy a new plow at that time.