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New Dogg...VMD

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by nick_snonomo, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hey guys,

    Picked up this Snowdogg 7’6” VMD for my '99 F-150 earlier this month. Got it "used" from a welding shop an hour away...saved some money compared to buying it new. I was amazed to even find one "used" because I thought Snowdogg came out with this plow last year? Anyway, it was only used a handful of times last year (we only had 2 events last year). Of course, since I purchased it...we have had NO SNOW here in Southern Minnesota! I’ve done some clean up with it and can’t wait to get moving some powder with it! Anyway, I figured I'd post some pics and also ask a few questions.

    As far as changing hydraulic oil after the season, what brand should I use for this plow?
    Best brand of dielectric grease to use in the offseason?
    Lastly...and this may be a stupid question...do you guys turn off the vehicle airbags when plowing? Just curious... Thanks for any replies.

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  2. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 47

    Snowdogg plows use SAM brand fluid. It's pretty easy to find. Any brand of dielectric grease is fine. Lastly, I don't turn off the airbag, and I don't know any others that do either.
  3. nick_snonomo

    nick_snonomo Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks brg
  4. caseihmx290

    caseihmx290 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Snowdogg VMD 75

    hey I'm going to get my snowdogg vmd this Sept. I was wondering if you could tell me if it is worth having the v blade versus a straight blade. And how your truck handled it too, did you have to add or beef up the front suspension?
  5. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Snowdogg personnel told us to use rust check penetrating oil on all the plugs because it's a lot thicker for lube and last.
  6. CornerStoneProp

    CornerStoneProp Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    A v blade will allow you to scoop snow and be more efficient. You can still use it lik a straight blade if you want.

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    that plow weighs 700lbs with out the truck mount to where as a straight depending on the size is between 450 - 670 lbs on a straight blade that is for a 1/2 ton truck. A straight blade with wings will carry a ton of snow. Ecspecialy the snowdog with the fold back wings. they will add 2ft to over all length of plow as well as some weight