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Bought A Plow For The Tundra

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by VolvoL60F, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    So I bought a new Snowdogg MD80 for my 2010 Toyota Tundra, it's a 5.7L V8 4x4, with a leveling kit. I had bought the plow in the beginning of December last year, but the push plates were backordered for a month. I finally got it Monday, and it happened to be snowing that day! Got to use it the same day!


    So far I love the plow, I couldn't be happier. Since I got it, I've changed the height of the lights to sit up higher. When the plow was raised and angled it would block one of the lights. And I want to get rid of those ugly stickers on the blade!
  2. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    Unfortunately when I was out plowing driveways, half the deflector snapped off from the blade. In my opinion the material for the deflector is way too stiff. I brought it back to the dealer, and they ordered a replacement under warranty. They said it was a defective one, and that rarely ever happens. Driving it home it was flaying all over the place, and I sure got some good looks from people lol. So until I get the new one, some zip ties will have to do :mechanic:

  3. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70

    looks good nice zip ties :)
  4. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    Looking good!
  5. JSutter101

    JSutter101 Member
    Messages: 86

    Nice truck, chilling in SoPo!

    That looks like my deflector, covered in zip ties. Who said it was not a common issue? When I was searching high and low for my plow I saw more used plows with cracked deflectors than not. It's not a good material to use. Otherwise, the plow is great.

    If you didn't see my post on storing the jack, take a look.

  6. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Nice looking set up. Also great job on the deflector stitches. :)
  7. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    Thanks guys

    JSutter101: That's a cool idea for the jack, I might do that with mine. Cool to see you're in Standish, I'm in Waterboro! The guy at Yankee Customs in South Portland said it was too stiff of a material, but I'm assuming the next one will snap off in no time too.
  8. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Looks good! I want to get a snow-way for my 11 f150. Waiting till warranty is over.
  9. Arod25

    Arod25 Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 8

    Looks awesome nice truck. How does the blow scrape? Backdrag?
  10. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Could you post close up picks of just the snow dog mount? I've been thinking about the snow dog also but wanted to see what the trucks front end looks like when the plow is not on. Thanks!
  11. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Looks good and nice truck. That storm monday was weird now I'm nervous when they say flurries haha.
  12. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    nice setup, good luck this winter
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The truck and plow look great. Good luck with it. How do you like the Snow Dogg so far?
  14. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    Thanks! I have a guy at work that is waiting for his warranty to end on his F150 too. Sucks it voids the warranty.

    Thanks. The blade scrapes very well, and backdrags pretty well too for light plow. The only problem I have is the blade jumping because the edge is still new, so I dropped the plow on dry pavement while going 35mph to round it off more. Works better!

    I'll take a photo of it tomorrow! It's not the best looking mount, it sticks out like a sore thumb because it's really low. But I don't mind it

    Thanks! Haha same here, Monday they said flurries, and it turned out to be 3 inches


    Thanks. I like it a lot so far, except for their deflectors lol
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015
  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    The deflectors get brittle in cold temps. Some rubber works better, also the trip springs will relax after a few uses and trip less violently. You can also adjust the sspring if it's really bad
    I'm already missing my Snowdogg
  16. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    looks great that mount though would drive me crazy because it drops down so far that's why I like fisher because it doesn't drop down it all but that's my own preference good luck with it and hopefuly we get some more snow so you can break it in my plow hasn't seen much this year its depressing
  17. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Looks good! just traded my tundra this past fall. Definitely the best built 1/2 ton on the road.
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The mount on the truck is one of the biggest reasons I didn't go with a 7.5' Snow Dogg V. Fisher has the best truck side mount IMO.
  19. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    Sorry it took till today to post these, but I was out plowing yesterday. As you can see the mount hangs down a lot

  20. VolvoL60F

    VolvoL60F Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 254

    It doesn't really bother me much, yet anyway lol. I would have loved to get a Fisher, but all they would put on it is that small junk HT model. Wasn't what I was looking for. But yea hopefully we get some serious snow already!