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Better scraping angle?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by cfdeng7, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    I have a c-8 meyer with the classic mount. I see all of the new plows have steeper attack angles now. I have always mounted the blade in the center hole, but If I were to mount it in the top hole could I get a better scraping angle?
     
  2. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Good trips make a big difference IMO
     
  3. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    You should use the hole that keeps the A-frame level for the plow to work right when angled.
    Besides, raising the rear of the plow will make the cutting edge closer to vertical which won't help scraping (unless you're back-dragging).
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Making the cutting edge closer to vertical is what the OP is after and YES it will scrape better

    Will moving it one hole be enough to notice a difference IDK
     
  5. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Why do you think it will scrape better closer to vertical?
    What do you think is the best scraping angle?
    Did you ever play around with a loader, not using down pressure, where you can adjust the angle, to see what scrapes better?

    If you really want your C8 to lean forward more just weld shims in so the springs can't pull it back as far, but keep the a-frame level.