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Fisher Minute Mount 1 lots of advice needed

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by bmx2four7, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. bmx2four7

    bmx2four7 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Just got my first snow plow. Its a fisher minute mount 1 I'm told. The placard on the lift head says "Speedcast Snowplow Fisher engineering Serial Number 131982 Model G." I have plowed before in newer trucks with newer plows but I got this plow cause it was free and working, and it is the only one I could find that would fit on my 1978 Ford Bronco. I have the mount on the frame of the vehicle I have not put the plow on cause i need to straighten a few things out. I was wondering if anyone has pictures of a similar unit that I can look at cause I need to mount the motor and all the hydralics and wiring this week.

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  2. bmx2four7

    bmx2four7 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

  3. bmx2four7

    bmx2four7 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Sorry about the picture size, Ive never posted pictures on a forum before. Like I said Ilooked for quite some time for a plow to fit my truck but all the big names told me that they didnt have anything that went back passed 1980. by big names I mean BOSS, meyer, Western, Curtis, etc. So I put a post on a Ford Bronco forum that I am a member on asking for advice and I got a message telling me I could have this one for free if I came and picked it up. The only catch was that I live 1100 miles from the guys house. I went and got it anyways. So now I need to get it mounted which is the easy part. The wiring and hydralics are going to be tough so any links and or advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's NOT a Minute Mount, but it doesn't matter. Fisher SpeedCast is a solid, heavy plow. Underhood electric pump setup, that will save you trying to locate engine specific brackets.

    Go to Fisherplows.com for installation manuals.
     
  5. bmx2four7

    bmx2four7 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the advice 2COR517 but when I went to fishers website there wasn't a manual for a speedcast just minutemounts. Which you were right I have a speedcast, the P.O. told me it was a minute mount. Either way I'm more worried about getting the lights wired up correctly so that when i turn on my headlights that the plow lights come on and not my headlights or running some kind of a toggle to get the plow lights on. I don't klnow how this system works to well as far as lighting. Everyone else I know has a Meyer or Boss that was installed at the plow shops here in town. When I went to my local fisher dealer he was trying to get me to do it myself cause he doesn't know how to do it either he says cause its such an old plow. Open to all ideas and suggestions. Thanks again.
     
  6. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    The Speedcast plow is also known as the conventional plow. I just sold mine last year. You can download the manual for this plow on Fishers website. You will have to find the correct one in regards to your control system (EHP or SEHP). Also, you should be able to get the light harness for your truck and installation isn't that hard. I have the link below for fisher's manuals. You can also download a parts manual, service manual and etc


    http://library.fisherplows.com/publications.asp?cat=38
     
  7. If I were you, I wouldn't waste the time trying to get the harness for the lights. Since it's not a minute mount, splice in the directionals and parking lights, get yourself a double pole, double throw toggle with center off and wire the high and low beams yourself. I did it that way for years when I first started out.....just a few years ago.....
     
  8. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    I agree with motorman007, just locate each side of the light and tie into your existing harness and add a toggle, as far as mounting, your bronco should have acres of room for the pump and control valve, You may need to obtain a crank pulley/and spacer before you mount the pump. If you have a double pulley in the crank or water pump that was for smog pump and its not used now, you can utilize that. The bracket should mount for the pump on the DS of the engine, its not wicked critical if you don't have the bronco bracket, but a bracket should be made and mounted to engine block, powersteering pump, or to of manifold, Make sure the belt on the plow pump runs true with the engine pulley, and that you can make adjustments as the belt stretches. most valve controlers of this type can be mounted on the front DS fender well, make sure your lift and angle hoses will reach through your grille to hook up.
     
  9. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    I had one on an '84 f250 for 18+ years, it worked flawlessly when I sold them.
    Anyways you're going to get your headlight power from your dimmer switch down on the floor, this way you'll get either/or trk/plow with hi/low functions.
    The switch you will need does not have a center off, it's either plow lights or truck lights, many manufacturers, but I always ran Cole-Hearse (sp?)
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2010