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Added shocks to my MD75

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by brg, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    I finally got around to adding shocks to my plow to slow down the return. I originally had one shock mounted to one of the upright braces but that wasn't enough so I redid the upper mount and added a second shock.

    I went to napa with some measurements and actually ended up with steering stabilizers as they had more resistance than regular shocks.

    The stabilizers cost about $35 each and the metal was stuff I had hanging around.

    We haven't had much snow to plow lately, but I have made it trip over some obstacles and I'm quite happy with how it works. No more violent bangs when it returns.:dizzy:

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  2. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Neat, do you happen to have some Napa part #s for the stabilizers?
     
  3. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    Yes. The part number is SC2915. They're made by Monroe so almost any parts store can get them. (same part #)
     
  4. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Great, thanks, maybe this will be a mod to do for next season. You came up with a great idea!!
     
  5. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    Thanks. I know some plows come with shocks. I think Snowdogg should come up with an optional kit you can buy.
     
  6. Scott_

    Scott_ Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Snowdogg makes a bolt on kit that costs around $250. I found that it will not bolt on to most Snowdogg blade types and takes some welding. The shock is the same one that Western uses for their blades. I recommend buying the shock at a parts store and welding yourself. It would be a lot cheaper than the kit even if you had to go to a welding shop.
     
  7. Jmplower

    Jmplower Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hey brg you got measurements on ur modd and closer pictures , I got the same plow and would b really helpful !! Thanks
     
  8. Jmplower

    Jmplower Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Do you have measurements on ur mods and more pictures ?thanks!
     
  9. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    Sorry. I sold that truck/plow a year ago and I never wrote down any measurements. My buddy helped me build it as I'm not the greatest welder. We made an upper bracket that fit between the two center plow frame uprights and welded on some bottom mounts then we unhooked the springs so we could easily move the blade to full trip position to get some measurements. Once we determined the correct location, I drilled and bolted the upper mount on. All in all it was fairly easy.
     
  10. Jmplower

    Jmplower Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Okay thanks! Did this mod also help it from tripping so easy?
     
  11. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    I was hoping it would, but I really can't say for sure if it did or not.