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A Frame length

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by born2farm, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Ok, here is the situation. Last year some how or another I bent the a-frame on my classic mount meyers. This summer I bought a spreader from a guy, and he through in an old rusted out meyer classic mount for free. I was planning on just swapping a-frames and calling it done. Well I got looking at them this weekend and the one I am swapping to appears to be the longer style. Is this going to cuase me any problems. Appears to be the same size cylinders and al of the mounting is the same, just the hook up point is about 5 inches further back. the way I see it, my blade will just stick out 5 inches further. Is this correct or am I missing something?
     
  2. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    It will stick out the extra 5" for sure. I'm not sure I would want the extra though, it will make the plow feel a lot heavier. Maybe you could have it shortened?
     
  3. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Ya I realize it will stick out another five inches, but that doesnt really concern me. Its a .7.5 meyers with pro wings on my f250 powerstroke. The truck just kind of laughs at the weight up there. Are there any other differences?
     
  4. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    One thing that just came to mind it your plow lights may shine on the back of the plow instead of over it.
    Some of the vehicles had mounts that were back under the truck farther so in essence the plow is always in the same place (distance from grill) Try it and see I guess. :mechanic:
     
  5. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    hmm...never thought about that. Im going to tear it apart this weekend and see what happens. Need to fix it, because if I angle full left it will not crape to pavement.
     
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    you will need to move the lift chain from the swing radius to the plate above the pivot bolt. otherwise the lift chain will lift at an angle and the plow will only lift about 2-3 inches.
    i run the long A frames on all my plows to keep them away from the front bumper.
     
  7. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Will do thanks