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ez classic vs ez plus

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by m.$terner, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    ive read all the information on whats different about them but will a plow set up for the plus also work on a classic. im looking at a 7.5 meyer ez mount classic plow set up w/ the mounting carton already for my truck. dont know much info other than that. i have a one ton truck and was hoping to go more with a 8 or 8.5 foot plow. if i find one down the road i want to know if the mounting carton will still work the same. tried meyers web site but without knowing the actual plow model number im looking at i couldnt really do the ez transfer option on there. also any advice on either of these systems would be greatly appreciated. pros or cons. thanks
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    There is very little of the EZ-plus that will work with the EZ-classic. It is not cost effective to change a classic into a plus.
     
  3. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Ez mount classic and plus are not the same. The plow from classic will not even come close to attching on a plus mounting carton.Last year, we had a classic mount on a chevy and had bought a meyer plus plow (came with blade and pump but no mount wires etc) we priced out everything to swap from classic to plus and it was almost 900$ for mount and wires. Not worth it in my opinon.A meyers plow is nothing more than a meyers plow.
     
  4. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    ok thats what i figured but i was only seeing pictures so it was hard to jujde. thought maybe there was a way to convert it without buying new everything. if id have to buy another mounting carton probablly wouldnt be worth it.

    -im looking at buying a meyers 7.5 st plow for my 88 chevy one ton. the guy has everything i need. mounting carton (ez classic), saber lights on the lift frame. everything looks to be pretty solid .some rust in the corners but its all surface. nothing a my compressor and sanding wheel couldnt clean upp. coomes with the wiring, joystick everything already for my truck. has the e47 pump. lines look solid. pump is pretty clean.asking $1400 for it. do you guys think its worth it. i can find plows just as nice or some even nicer for the same money but then i also have to buy all the wiring and the mounting caton for my truck where as this guy already has it all. any thing in particular i should be aware of on this model plow.

    -Basher, what do you have for used plows?. your local so i wouldnt mind taking a look if you have anything priced around the $1500 mark. looking to buy pretty soon so i can have everything taken care of before winter comes and im busy wiith school and work.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Is that one ton a dually? An ST 7.5 isn't much plow for a one ton truck and certainly no if it's a dually.
     
  6. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    no its not a dually. I would most likely end up buying wings for it. the truck is like 6.5 feet wide but when i angle the plow with a 7.5 foot plow i might end up running over some snow. not sure yet. I know its made for light duty trucks and my truck can take a much bigger plow, but for right now its the only thing decent ive found for sale in my price range. I could always upgrade later to a bigger plow right. they make a 8 foot plow using the ez classic mounting system i believe. is that price fair for that set-up. i like the fact that i bolt the carton up and run the wires and im done. maybe a new cutting edge but thats nothing new. trying to minimize my costs down the road and buy everything as a package if i can.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  7. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    also does anyone know maybe how old this is or around? im assuming the night saber lights were not original but the plow looks pretty clean so i cant imagine it is that old. just wondering though. know the e47 is an older style piump
     
  8. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    The later years of the meyers ez mount classic actually could of came with the 1st generation nite sabers. Now for the e47, it's tough to guess. The e47 has been around since the 70's and has been meyer's most common pump.
     
  9. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    do you know what year the sabers started in?
     
  10. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I know for sure that they were around in 02-03.My estimate would be 1999-2000 maybe.
     
  11. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    ok i was figuring this was probablly around 10 years old so that sounds about right. any suggestions on this plow. for $1400 and everything for my truck doesnt seem like i can go wrong but this will be the first plow im buying.dont want to rush into it but also dont want to miss a deal.lol
     
  12. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The EZ classic was introduced in 1991 along with the E-60, the night sabers followed shortly thereafter so I would guess 1993/94It's quite possable the night sabers where added later when the plow was changed to a newer vehicle and the old lights would no longer work.

    Regardless of it's age the E-47 (released in 1975) is under powered, under relieved and can be a maintenance Ho. On the plus side it's easy to work on and you can buy parts in most 7-Elevens or WaWas:rolleyes: Most commercial operators have relegated the E-47 to the back-up shelf in favor of the E-60 or E-58.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  13. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    basher you always have the exact numbers but thats why i like it when you chime in.lol i know its not a new warrantied plow but for my circumstance i think its an okay deal. i like the fact that the parts are easy too find and meyers are a common plow so parts should never be more than a phoone call or two away. i did notice the meyers website though says its recomended for personal use only.im not saying im going to be doing 20 parking lots but i know ill deff be doing my own lot, plus 4 warehouses, and eventually maybe another parking lot or 2 down the road. i know its not a super heavy duty plow but am i really going to tear it up doing 5 or so lots every snowfall?
     
  14. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I always kept a spare meyer pump with me at all times, I would rather slap a new pump on (2 bolts)than fiddle with coils, leaks and electric motors.
     
  15. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    We have 12 commercial accounts and 35 residentials and both are trucks have the 7.5 blades with E-47 pumps and we haven't had any problems yet.
     
  16. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    i would rather be safe than sorry
     
  17. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    i bought the plow the other day. pump seems to be working good but im going to find a old e47 to have rebuilt as a backup just in case
     
  18. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    good to hear. i also have a meyers 36000 salter id like to use. needs a motor. everyone says to coat them good and they can last a decent amount of time. any problems with your salter?
     
  19. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    That a boy!!! Salt spreaders the big thing is the electric motors, but you will putting a new one on so.. you should be set!
     
  20. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    We just put brand new motors on our spreaders last year. We just keep them clean and spray either fluid film or WD-40 on them.