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Fisher adjustment ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by edshipp19, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I was just going to adjust the attack angle of my new to me minute mount fisher V and found no way to adjust it. Am i missing something. My MM2 does have adjust ment but not the MM1
    PLEASE HELP Snow on its way
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    There should be three holes on each side where the a-frame and headgear pin together.
     
  3. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    nope just looking it at again to make sure im not just being an idiot. There seems to be no adjustment what so ever Straight the blade will work but in scoop or angled there is almost a 1/2 inch gap am i just F$#@ed or is there anything i can do
     
  4. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Well looks like ill be fabbing some new mounts for where the plow meets the headgear. The plows gab is the worst in the vee which i won't be using anytime soon so hopefully i can make something up fairly soon so the edges don't become too bad of a smiley face
     
  5. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Slown down,don't go fabbing anything yet,it's not the angle of the blade you want to change.
    Check behind the A-frame for a "push beam"there are 4 bolts holding this,2 on each side,2 are 3/4" i believe and the other 2 are around 5/8",loosen those up(they may have come loose) then mount the plow,put the plow in "scoop" and place a 1/4" piece of steel on the floor in the center of the blade to rest on,set the blade down,now tighten the front 2 bolts on the push beam and back the truck away so you can get to the 2 3/4" bolts to tighten them.
    If any of this doesn't make sense(i'm a dope when it comes to explaining this stuff:eek: ) Goto the Fisher website and download the instructions for a Headgear Kit,the info should also be in there under "final adjustments"
     
  6. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks for the reply Arc, but no dice, the push beam is welding in,
    looks factory so i don't know what the story is with this plow. Maybe it was one of the first ones Thanks for the help but im outta here 14 hours at the office is long enough
     
  7. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Arc Burn is right, except the original minute mount EZ-V didn't come with any holes for the front 2 5/8 (grade 8 ) bolts, part of the installation process was to mount the plow put it in the V position on a level floor (both the truck and Blade) and with the plow square to the floor you drilled the front 2 holes and bolted it up. So since it's now not the original truck you have to loosen the 4 bolts remove the front 2,with the plow and truck on a level floor or pavement, put the plow in a V or scoop and re-drill the 2 holes as required. I've always welded the seam along the top of the A frame and the H (rear push) frame, as I could never get the bolts to stay tight.

    Bill

    PS I just read your reply to Arc Burn, the weld between the A frame and the H frame is NOT factory, just someone doing what I did, these bolts are impossible to keep tight. you'll need to grind out or cut the weld, unless you may need a welding shop, once they have the 2 pieces separated, just have them reweld it in the correct position.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2003
  8. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    LOL! Thanks Bill,You know that tomorrow i have the first early model V coming in the shop for repairs that i have ever seen?I've read about them,using the old relay wiring(seen lots of those!)Just have yet to run into one of those early V's!
    I wonder if his was welded also Bill?I also wonder now if this is not the first truck the plow has been on,if the previous had a different ride height that would thro things out of kilter ya know?

    PS-LOL again Bill!You read my mind:D
     
  9. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    My V was installed in Nov 97, so it's VERY early, in 99 I changed it from a 2500 GMC to my Dodge 2500 V10, had to go thru the above process cut the old weld out, realign the plow and reweld it, actually it should be set up with the truck loaded like it will be plowing a few 100 pounds of salt in the back will make a difference on hoe the plow sits. Here's a pic of the plow with new 9.5 wings and stop kit installed.

    mini-plow sidewing 048.jpg
     
  10. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    From the front with the new carbide edges. The stop kit makes a big difference, and the 3rd spring keeps the edges from tripping as easliy. Good luck tommorrow.:drinkup:

    Bill
    Ps Arc Burn, sorry I see you already saw these:eek:

    mini-plow sidewing 049.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2003
  11. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks guys, now i understand what you are talking about. Ill get it done today. Just got in a from a little plowing and some salting . Man it feels good to be out there again Thanks again
    Making ears would have been a pain in the a$$
    3-6 inches again tonite:D
     
  12. Brian Simmons

    Brian Simmons PlowSite.com - Sponsor
    Messages: 196

    The original version MM1 had the rear holes drilled after the adjustments were set. With the MM2 we now offer slots to help people readjust to compensate for additional ballast or whatever. When you get ready to redrill or reweld make sure the truck will be equipped as it will be plowing with - I.E. ballast or spreader already in the back half full of material. If you do not do this the wings will not sit flat and will wear funny.
     
  13. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Have yet to fix attack angle Will hopefully get to it this week sometime. NSMilligan, if i remeber correctly you added the wing stops to your fisher. I really want to put them on both of mine. Do you have any pics of them to give me a better idea of what to fabricate for it
     
  14. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    The stops I used were Fisher part #26634, if it's an 8.5 EZ-V, you'll have to weld stops to the blade. You can see them in the pic above , they're just 2 plates welded to the plates that the angle cylinders mount to.

    Bill
     
  15. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks Bill one more question about how much is that part
    Thanks in advance
    Brian
     
  16. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Should retail at around $175.