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Emergency/Manual Lift of plow

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by danielboone, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. danielboone

    danielboone Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    As an effort to be prepared for the inevitable breakdown. I could see that you would need to manually lift the plow & transport until you could get it fixed. I have a floor jack, heavy duty ratchet strap and chains as part of my supplies & equipment list. How exactly do you do this? Maybe it is not hard. I was just wondering if your pump hydraulics would be working against you and you would somehow need to "release" it before it would let you lift it. Is every situation different depending on the type of break down?
  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Drive the plow up a snow bank and short chain it.

    If it's a direct hydro lift, do the same thing but stick the lock pin it.
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Jack it up then re-attach the chain as taut as you can. Done. BTDT.
  4. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    I stuck a blown out engine crane lift in mine once to move it around.....didn't have the same range, but worked.
  5. danielboone

    danielboone Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    So typically if you have a break down and the plow pump is inoperable the hydraulics are not pushing and locking it down? Maybe their is no hydraulic down force, but is simply the weight of the blow that allows it to drop when you take away the upward force. That is probably it. I was just afraid that I would attempt to jack it up and it would try to lift the whole front end along with the plow.
  6. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    A Meyer dangles from a chain. You don't have to lift the hydraulic piston even if it's seized, you just have to lift the plow blade...the hydraulic piston can stay down.
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Im with this guy I done this few times in the pass 30 yrs
  8. danielboone

    danielboone Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    OK. I'm a moron. I actually knew that it hangs from the chain and could have answered this question by just looking at the plow again. Bottom line, I now know how to handle an emergency lift of the plow if I have to. Thank you!
  9. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Im a little late responding here, but , a rachet strap of 1000 or a cable com-a-long work great from a-fram to lift arm for lift .Less hassle than a floor jack and rolling in the snow.
  10. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    put the spare pump on and keep plowing i have 1 extra pump for every truck except the i ton with 8 ft curtis with wings but it stays at the big box store