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2010 f150 md or hd plow

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by jbart06, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. jbart06

    jbart06 Member
    Messages: 48

    looking at buying a 2010 f150 crew with the 6.5 foot bed and putting a snowdogg on it- was thinking to either do the md 75 or md 8 footer on the truck leaning toward the 8ft since the price difference is minimal. What I have heard is that the plows tend to trip very easily and lift up very easily when pushing snow. Is this true? I do driveways and some small lots. I have plowed with two other f150s one being a 99 f150 with an old western 7ft steel plow with only two springs which did great, and now i have an 05 f150 crew with a blizzard 760 lt which i LOVE. The blizzard plow never lifts, is heavy enough for any snow and i love having the tall (29") height and i realize that the snowdoggs are shorter at 24 inch im not sure how much i will notice this though. Should i consider the HD series? or are these stories I hear about the md series being very very light duty not true?
     
  2. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I ran an md 7.5 on my ram 1500 for 3 years, I never had a problem with the plow raising up while pushing. But it did trip very easy, mostly on dirt / gravel...This was remedied by taking the spacers off of the trip springs and tightening them down all the way. I didn't have any issues after that.

    As far as durability, I put a beating on it the whole time I had it and it still worked like new when I sold it. I plowed quite a few commercial lots and it performed fine.
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,518

    May want to check what year Ford started using the electric steering on the F150. These trucks are not supposed to have a plow put on them. Can't remember when they started that.
     
  4. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 447

    2011 and 2012 are the "no plow" years for Ford. Before that regular cab plow preps could usually handle the HD. You can run it through our plow selector at http://www.snowdoggplows.com/plowselector5/Default.aspx to confirm.

    HD is 700+lbs - MD is 400+lbs - so they are totally different animals. That said, as 04ram1500 points out, the MD can take a beating. The design was changed a bit as well to eliminate the spring issue he noticed (just increased the spacing a bit). The MD with 2 springs will always trip easier than the HD with 4 - so if you can handle it, I would recommend the HD80.
     
  5. pancake

    pancake Junior Member
    Messages: 2

     
  6. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,315

    I would get a Western or Boss light duty plow. Much better mounting system.
     
  7. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    QUOTE="jbart06, post: 1655692, member: 59998"]looking at buying a 2010 f150 crew with the 6.5 foot bed and putting a snowdogg on it- was thinking to either do the md 75 or md 8 footer on the truck leaning toward the 8ft since the price difference is minimal. What I have heard is that the plows tend to trip very easily and lift up very easily when pushing snow. Is this true? I do driveways and some small lots. I have plowed with two other f150s one being a 99 f150 with an old western 7ft steel plow with only two springs which did great, and now i have an 05 f150 crew with a blizzard 760 lt which i LOVE. The blizzard plow never lifts, is heavy enough for any snow and i love having the tall (29") height and i realize that the snowdoggs are shorter at 24 inch im not sure how much i will notice this though. Should i consider the HD series? or are these stories I hear about the md series being very very light duty not true?[/QUOTE]

    jbart06, So what did u chose, got Pics?? :plowblue: :drinkup:
     
  8. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,305

    My wife has a 8' md on her chevy ccsb 1500.It does float up some in heavy snow,(she actually got out and dug herself out after getting saddlebagged!)but so did my xls in our 14" snowfall a week or so ago.Its held up well so far with minimal use,maybe 8 storms so far.(snowdogg sticker peeled off)40 lbs heavier than the 7.5 so I went 8'.This is used as a backup plow and if we get a early am storm where we're rushing to get lots down.I would stick with a lighter plow only for truck safety and wear and tear. I used it for an hour and it pushed effortlessly.Only downside is I drive a gmc 4500 xls combo so its insanely inefficient!:eek: Oh,and the mounting is wacky,30 mins one time and 30 seconds the next:hammerhead:.For 3100$ can't complain to much though.