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cool snowplow ad

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snow, Oct 24, 2000.

  1. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    I just got Turf Magazine today, and along with Vince's company having product info in the snow removal product section was this meyer ad which i thought was pretty interesting how they show an image of a plow in action and of it clearing a road. here it is;<p><center><img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=993086&a=7299518&p=31465559"><p>Bryan</center>
     
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    If the blade said Diamond, that would be on my desktop right now.

    Geoff
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Has anyone seen the new mounting system? Vould they have made it any more confusing? There is like 6 pins,and linkages. Seems more trouble than it is worth.
     
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I saw it, they need the additional pins to do the two step removel process. One advantage two the new system, is when you removel both peices at once, the plow and head gear are very ridgid. It is very easy to disconnect and reconnect both ways. However i won't buy one right off, wait and see how they work. If they continue to produce the pull away system side by side with the MDII, i will keep buying pull away.

    Geoff
     
  5. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I like how the Meyer ad states "Leading the way". It should read "Leading the way, right behind Boss, along with the other v plow rip off manufacturers).
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    I think the original motivation behind the two-piece headgear idea is to make it easier to bring it in the shop to service-by the questions posted here seems you guys spend more time fixing Meyers than plowing with them.
     
  7. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    We run all boss plows, and carry meyers parts in our trucks to supply our subs with a ready stream of replacement parts for when their meyers plows break down (often).

    Notice the meyers is "leading the way", probably to the repair shop.....
     
  8. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Easy guys, I just bought one.
     
  9. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Should have asked here forst, we could have saved the trouble of owning a product that hasnt seen a major redesign in over 30 yrs.
    Dino
     
  10. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Didn't need any redesigning,you don't fix what ain't broke.A properly maintained meyers will outlast anything else out there,just look around i'll bet you see more meyers than any other brand, I have other plow setups so I'm not bragging about meyers...
     
  11. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Alot of the guys in my area run the Meyers. I went with the new MDII because my f250 ext cab with an 8'ft bed is hard enough to park in the city where I do 95% of my work when I'm not plowing & the ease of removing the whole unit is what I needed. We'll see how it does this season
     
  12. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Shame on you Bryan. That ad is copyrighted material. ;)
    Geoff did you see that the new mounting system is designed to be used with Meyer and Diamond plows? Dino, you forgot to mention you run a Meyer or two yourself, though the pump and controls aren't Meyer. Also, a few others here run Meyer pumps and controls to power their rear pull plows.
    Am I saying Meyer is the best out there? NO. Just that many are in use. Mine is 20 years old, and still works fine. The blade isn't warped at all. Then again, I don't try to play bulldozer pushing back week old frozen solid windrows. Under normal use, by a competent driver, and maintained properly, they will last as long as any other brand. They may not hold up to abuse as well as other brands, but then again, personally, I don't want to abuse any of my equipment. Not that it makes that much of a difference, but I have a feeling that there is more Meyer plows in use today, than any other brand. Does that make them the "king", NO. Just means they are popular. We all have our favorite brands. Is Meyer my favorite? NO. Does my Meyer work for me? YES. That's what matters, what works for you. My 20 year old Meyer, sitting next to my brother's 1995 Meyer, people think mine is the 1995 model. His looks 50 years old, and is tweaked and bent in many places. Is he hard on equipment? Abusive? YES, is saying it mildly.

    ~Chuck
     
  13. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    >>. Is he hard on equipment? Abusive? YES, is saying it mildly.<< And that's BEFORE he hooks it up to the truck!
     
  14. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Alan,

    I guess you saw his rear bumper at the BBQ. I wasn't even there when he backed into the pole, but it was my fault. It was my fault because I wanted him to hurry up so we could go to the BBQ! So because I wanted him to hurry, he didn't have to look when backing up? He just has bad luck at the post office. Last year he slammed into some lady when backing out of a space. That time it was the mailman's fault for not bringing the letter he wanted to the house! ;)

    ~Chuck
     
  15. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    A lot of guys around here use Meyer for one main reason: they are cheaper than the others to buy. Not that it should be a reason to buy anything, but a lot of people turn over the price tag before they even consider the rest of the package.
     
  16. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Chuck, i saw the Meyer MDII system. It looks like a good idea, however this year i didn't buy any diamonds (just fishers, needed 9.5' v, and 10' trip edge). Next year i will look at the MDII, and decide if i want to spend the extra money over the pull away.

    Geoff
     
  17. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Around here, there's a ton of new truck dealers. They each have a bunch of trucks with plows on them already. I see an equal amount of Diamond, Western, and Meyer plows on them. Don't see any other brands at the dealers. My guess would be they will install any plow they can, as long as you buy the truck from them! Much like they will install any brand of dump body they can, as long as a customer buys a truck from them. The most popular brand of body I see here, is "Industrial Truck Bodies". They are in Elizabeth, NJ. Not sure if it's a national brand, or local. Industrial Truck Bodies also installs plows on new trucks too. Not sure if they do it for the dealers or not. They sell just about all the main brands of plows.

    Looking over at Central Parts Warehouse, the Meyer Husky, and the Western Pro plow straight blade, aren't much different in price.
    Meyer 7.5' (90") C 7.5 Husky - List for: $3,641.67 Sell: $2,485.00
    Western 7.5' (90") Pro Series - List for: $3,672.00 Sell: $2,514.92


    ~Chuck
     
  18. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Here, you buy a new Ford and its going to have a Fisher on it, buy a Chevy usually a Fisher but sometimes they put Meyer on the 1/2 ton, all the Dodge dealers use Meyer they even stock parts and list it in the truck factory service manuals. Municipalities use Western on the small trucks cuz thats what the outfitters around here sell, just about all the V plows I see are Boss, and if u see an old Wagoneer or CJ with a rusty plow its either a Meyer or Diamond.
     
  19. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Diamond has never built a downsized plow for a jeep. They offered a "compact" or "downsized" plow for jeeps and small trucks. However all it was was a meyer with a Diamond sticker.

    Geoff
     
  20. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Geoff,

    I think the Wagoneers Bill was referring to are the old 70's full size models. Like the Cherokee Chiefs.

    The municipal plows here are Diamond and Meyer on mason dumps, service bodies, and Ford pickups. The road plows, are 10' Westerns, at least the new ones. The older ones are so old, it's hard to tell what brand they are. That's where I park my plow, and grew up, at my parents house. I haven't seen the plows where I live now yet. I have just noticed they got a bunch of new trucks here, and I noticed they have very tall bodies on them, with barn doors on the back. They are single axle trucks, like the GMC Top Kick. I'll have to get a closer look. They have a funny looking roof on the cabs, it's "bubbled", I assume to be more aerodynamic. I saw them running leaves today with one.

    ~Chuck