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C8 doesn't work on 7.5 mount?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Puller504, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Puller504

    Puller504 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    My mechanic said an 8 foot meyer snowblade would work on my 1986 3/4 ton Silverado Chevy. I now have a Meyer 7.5 snowplow on the truck. I found a C8 blade in good shape with cylinders and A-Frame, bought it at a good price. Took it to the farm and the A-Frame is 8-12 inches too short to pin into my 7.5 foot lower mount on the truck! Is there a C8 truck mount that's different? This 7.5 foot mount is too far back under the front of the truck to work!? Anyone got any advice or info on what I should do? Fire the mechanic? Any ideas?
     
  2. SnoForce

    SnoForce Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I would change over the a-frame from your 7.5
     
  3. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91

    sounds like you have the older style Meyer hitch (bumper mounts in front of the lift frame assy.) and the C8 plow has the newer style "shorter a-frame)??

    If this is the case then yes, the a-frame of the C8 snow plow will hit the front bumper when raised.

    Before I get too far ahead of myself, let me know if this is the situation.

    Brian
     
  4. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Boy, I wish you had posted this about 2 weeks ago! I just shortened my A-frame about 10 inches to work with my C8 and EZ mount. My A-frame was originally on a conventional type mount and that sounds like what you have. You can't take a 7.5 A-frame and make it work unless it was a c 7.5, because the sector and A-frame is 11 inches in lenth and the C style is 15 inches. Todd:(
     
  5. Puller504

    Puller504 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hi, Brian. Yup, You've got the situation correct. I should've tried to mount the plow blade to my 1986 K20 Silverado before I bought the plow. My 7.5 A-Frame is longer than the C8 A-Frame on the blade I bought. Can I update my lower mount hitch to get the right setup? I can weld and was considering extending the C8 A-Frame but really rather wouldn't. Any ideas? Thanks, Don
     
  6. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91

    Don ~ several options available......

    the short A-Frame that you have is a #13608 and measures 15" X 31" X 23-1/2"

    the A-Frame that you need is a #13771 and measures 15" x 39" x 23-1/2"

    it would be easier, quicker and cheaper to replace A-Frames as both Sectors are part #12793 and will work with either of the above A-Frames.

    I don't think I would try to re-work your current Clevis Frame to work with the shorter A-Frame as it could cause you problems down the road.

    You could also upgrade to the newer EZ-Classic hitch system with the tubular style lift frame, although that can get expensive unless you can find a used one.

    I will check my stock tomorrow for the used #13771 A-Frame that you need.

    Give me your email address and I will let you know what I find.

    Brian
    cobra@rrohio.com
     
  7. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I did lengthen my old trucks a-frame and it worked for 5 years without a problem, but as suggested above, I would take this opportunity to upgrade to the EZ mount. It looks cleaner, and is easier to reach the pins and hook it up.
     
  8. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567