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big!! scare today

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by meyer t-5, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. meyer t-5

    meyer t-5 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 17

    i just wanted to tell you guys about a big scare i had today. i was plowing a gravel driveway today and my plow cought an edge and went under my truck and had my front tires about 3 feet off the ground and stayed there untill i backed up. it snaped the lift chain and bent the A frame a little and scared the crap out of me i didnt think that it could do that. just thought you guys would get a kick out of that.
     
  2. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Son of a B#$@ , how fast were you going ? :cry:
     
  3. meyer t-5

    meyer t-5 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 17

    maybe 5-10mph at the most i dont know why the trip springs didnt stop it but i was scary as heck. i wish i could of got a picture of it
     
  4. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Wow I thought you were gonna say 25-30. I think I am going to be nervous till I forget you said that. I have been out raming ice piles all day (gently). What a ride!
     
  5. meyer t-5

    meyer t-5 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 17

    ya and its not like im plowing with a s-10 or something little. i have a 95 gmc 1500 with a 7.5' meyer and 6" suspention lift so that was like 4000-5000 pounds sitting on that plow. but at least i didnt break my truck or anything i just fixed the chain and kept right on plowing (carefully).
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Because like many of the older Meyer plows the pivot pins are likely froze up from lack of grease.

    Might wanna get that one fixed real soon. ;)
     
  7. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268


    With the 6" lift, is the a-frame already pointed downwards away from the truck at normal ride height, or did you modify the push beam to level it?
     
  8. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    I'd assume along with the 6" lift it's also got big tires which lift it even more. That means you'd probably need to drop the push point on the frame 8-10" to get the A-frame level. Pin height for an ST series plow is 10.5".
     
  9. meyer t-5

    meyer t-5 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 17

    ya i have the push beam lowered so the plow sits right. and i only run 265 on it there my winter tires i run 35" tires on it in the summer. ill have to make sure the pivit pins are free and greased
     
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    And you didnt take any pics? JK.

    I had a scare of my own this morning. Around 2 AM (in a rather unpleasant part of town) an Escalade cuts in front of me while I was approaching a green light doing about 60km, gets into the left turn lane and suddenly stops. All the doors except for the drivers burst open and 3 guys jump out, and I'm thinking Holy F$&*-,I'm gonna get jacked...then they all run across the intersection for a waiting transit bus.
     
  11. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    The push bar should be level withthe ground by westerns standards. With a 6" lift it may still be angling down.
     
  12. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    ya i wouldve been locking the doors too
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Funny thing is my window was right down as I was trying to keep alert, and the truck I was driving didnt have power locks.
     
  14. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    And good luck on that if they are frozen in they probably will not come out. I had to cut my old ones out and reweld new tubes in place. I then drilled and tapped for grease fittings.
     
  15. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    i snapped and bent an a frame a coupleof weeks ago. i put some pics up in the picture forum. I hit a manhole and snap. Once i had it off i saw how bad it was bent also.here is the link to the pics of the old and new A frame.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=76771
     
  16. meyer t-5

    meyer t-5 Junior Member
    from erie
    Messages: 17

    ya i would say that a frame was bent to heck mine didnt bend that bad. thank god
     
  17. Tomtsled

    Tomtsled Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    When my brother worked for a town highway department years back, he hooked the tip of a highway plow on a tree root while driving a big International dump and ended up with the truck on top of that plow. He only had the left rear wheel on the ground. He said it was a pretty big jump from the cab to the ground.