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fisher plows

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by go plow, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    hi all, last march i bought a 02 ford f350 dual wheel ,with a 9ft fisher, i noticed that the plow does not lift much off the ground, i had a meyer before,with a e60 h and that thing lifted the plow up onto my hood if i wanted it too... i liked to fact that my old meyer would do that i could stack snow really good, this fisher cant stack that high, is there anything i could do to make it lift higher??? in the lifted position if i remember right its about 6 inches off the ground, i dont think its right... thanks
     
  2. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    this may sound like a silly question, but have you checked the chain? can it be adjusted higher?
     
  3. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    lumps

    lumps , it hits the stops on the plow frame,, ive never seen a plow ride so low
     
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    Are you running any ballast in the bed behind the axel? A thousand pounds or so would lift the front end up a bit.
     
  5. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    The ballast will definately help. I run a 9' Fisher on my '00 F-250 and it does ride a bit low, but it's in the same position when it's on my '01-F550. Keep in mind that you have a 9' blade, and when angled, the trailing edge will be closer to the ground than with an 8' blade.
     
  6. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    i have a 2 yrd sander in the back, its a one ton dump...
     
  7. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    plowed, your right, a plow does sit lower angled, but should it still be that low straight?? im just not sure, maybe im used to the meyers?
     
  8. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Where in CT are you? Maybe we can take a look and see. One thing you can look at is your A-frame. Which one of the three holes is it in? Mine was in the middle hole, but I changed it. I moved it up to the lower hole, it's still pretty close to level - gives it a little better angle of attack, and I noticed right away that it doesn't lift as high as it bottoms out sooner on the bump stops. This may be something for you to look at...
     
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Sounds more like the suspension is sagging than a plow issue to me.