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Jack troubles

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by Mike57, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Mike57

    Mike57 Member
    Messages: 43

    I was wondering if anyone had problems getting the jack into the plow? It seems like the jack is too long. The lowest bolt holes on the mount are being used. Would moving the mount up one set of holes help?
  2. npi9181

    npi9181 Member
    Messages: 32

    moving the mount up will help and or leveling kit also. What kind of truck is it on
  3. Mike57

    Mike57 Member
    Messages: 43

    The MD75 is on a Chevy silverado crewcab 1500. The mount for this truck sits too low in my opinion. I had troubles today with snow jamming the lever that locks out the lift when the jack is in place. I was backdragging 6-7 inches of powder.
  4. Ericjr16

    Ericjr16 Member
    Messages: 42

    What year truck? Ours is a 2004 extended cab. The mount seems low is right. We hit curbs when parking the truck at malls.We have timbrens in the front also. We never had trouble like you though.
  5. Mike57

    Mike57 Member
    Messages: 43

    I have a 2008 Silverado. I guess the backdrag issue was just biting off more that the plow can chew. It is not a chronic issue.
  6. Dchambers1

    Dchambers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Silverados are ment to ride nice like a caddy, so they will sit lower than the "others". I would install ballast in the bed, put 4-5 cranks on t-bars install timbrens if you havent already, and put a pin in the piston lock bar to keep it from jumping up.
  7. Mike57

    Mike57 Member
    Messages: 43

    I like the "caddy"ride. I sit in the cab plowing while my "guy" does all the shoveling and sno-blowing :)....and I pay him $35 under the table for all his effort! I love that guy!

    I have the sno-thrower and buckets of sand in for ballast. The buckets seem like they weigh 2 tons when I put them in....but are probably about200 lbs. I should pony up for the timbrends and a back-drag blade. I will try pining the lever and I knowI will forget it when I install the jack.