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Excess plow movement

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by moskal12, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. moskal12

    moskal12 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello all,

    I'm a little new to this so I'm hoping someone can help. I just bought a used S10 pickup with a meyers plow on it. I have used it twice now, and the second time I burst a hydraulic line. I got that fixed at a friends house, but I think that I might have screwed something else up in the process.

    Whenever I raise the plow now, it seems to jiggle lots (kinda side to side). I don't remember it doing that before and I am trying to find out if it is normal, or not. Thanks to anyone who can help!
     
  2. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    What you need to do is get some 1 inch opening flat washers. Every pin on the plow setup gets 1-3 washers . however many will fit in the gap between the parts to tack out the spacing/slack. Hope this helps. If you can't figure out what I am talking about then email me and I can take a pic of how I did my plow setup with the washers as spacers. My email is in my signature.
     
  3. moskal12

    moskal12 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey thanks!!! I was hoping to hear something like that and not have someone tell me I stretched or bent the holes so much that I needed to replace the frame or something......
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Try tightening all the bolts on the plow. The king bolt the plow roates on, the ram bolts, each end. make sure the lift arm bolt is snug too.
     
  5. moskal12

    moskal12 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks Micki.
    It's supposed to warm up this weekend, so I will try to take a look at everything then!!
     
  6. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    I will be going over my plow as well...new this year an I remember the dealer saying to check this and that after so many hours. I've noticed a bit more movement this last storm than when it was brand spankin new...I think the main pivot bolt is what he said to look at. A good weekend to do a little PM
     
  7. moskal12

    moskal12 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Mow,
    You have had alot of snow already up there, right? I am hoping for more down here....

    I appreciate the info. On the last storm we had, I blew a hydraulic line and snapped the belt on one of my snowblowers!!! Not a good storm!!!
     
  8. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Mow I will be doing maint. on mine as well. I know I need to weld 1 spot for reinforcement and I need to install the wings. a week of shirt weather for melting is ok. I need to fix stuff and catch up on some zzzzzz's lol. Almost 6 ft of snow this year makes one very tired:p Then Bring it all on again.
     
  9. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Yup...as Streetfrog said, we've been dumped on pretty good and we're going to get a little break...good time to check things out and take a close look at all the nooks and crannies...
    I only hope the "break" is not TOO LONG...!!! This is my only job at the moment...
     
  10. moskal12

    moskal12 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I hear you. It's a second job for me, but I am like everyone else - in despirate need of the extra$$$
     
  11. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    My only also as it is too cold out for my mobile welding side bus.