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FisherV adjustment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ghostrunner, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    Is there a way to adjust the Fisher Ezv so that it sits up higher?
    I have lefted the front of the truck almost as far as I can.
    And I still hit the plow when driving along and hit a bump or something.
     
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,846

    they do hang low is there a chain adj on that
     
  3. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    Chain

    Yes there is a chain adjustment but I think that it will just top out on the frame stops.
     
  4. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    just bump the wings out a little it will give you a little more clearance, at least thats what i do with mine
     
  5. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    bump wings?

    What do you mean "bump" the wings out?
    I would like to run between jobs in the V position but that seems to put the edges of the plow closest to the ground.
     
  6. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    just don't "v" the plow all the way in. it works for me on my 01 F350. Also do you have the 8'6 or the 9'6. I have the 8'6 but a friend has the bigger one and there is nothing he can do to stop the corners from catching.
     
  7. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    just don't "v" the plow all the way in is what i meant sorry for the confusion
     
  8. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    replies

    Thanks for the replies...
    I will try your suggestions.
    I guess I was kind of hoping that there is a way to adjust the frame up so the whole thing sits up higher.
     
  9. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    We took the rubber "bumper" out from between the a frame and head gear, then adjusted the chain. That gave us a little more height. Not much though. I also clipped the corners of the cutting edge about 3" each on a 45, now they are a little higher, and don't get caught on curbs as much.
     
  10. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    Ballast

    There has got to be a way to raise the whole system. Instead of raising the plow and frame maybe I should get a lift for the front of the truck?
    Kinda frustrated hitting the edges all the time.
    How many lbs of ballast should I have in the back?
    Are there 2 different bolt holes on the frame that I can adjust to?
     
  11. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    We have found the easiest way is just to not have the plow in full V position as others have said. I usually travel with it barely v'd and angled off to one side to make drivers coming at me not have that look of terror as if I am going to take he side of their car off:rolleyes:
     
  12. Rodeo Rider

    Rodeo Rider Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    when i drive a truck with a V-plow i leave it in the scoop position and i have no problems with maneuvering in traffic or with overheating. Any one else try this?

    Big Al
     
  13. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,139

    Chevys don't have the ground clearance of the Ford's and Dodge's so other than lifting the chain and running proper ballast their is no frame adjustment,crank the torsion bars for a little help and keep the wings out a hair.
     
  14. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50

    Thanks

    Thanks again....When I was talking about the frame I was talking about the plow frame not the truck frame.
     
  15. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    v
    I also drive with the wings bumped out just a little! Also when I think it might hit( In and out driveways, Dunkin Donuts, etc)I bump it just a little more then quickly back down. Works for me! I noticed this problem when I replaced my cutting edge!
    Nailit
     
  16. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,139

    Re: Thanks

    Same here,the holes you see at the back of the A-Frame only change the attack angle of the blade.
     
  17. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425


    OHhhhh....KKKAAAaayyy :confused:

    How do you SEE down the road then?
    Not to mention the Extra 4' of overall length of the plow truck.



    My BOSS V will just touch on steep aprons. I simply do as others and tap out that wing a few inches, then its WAY up and out of the way.
     
  18. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Okay, since nobody asked the important questions,

    What make and year of truck

    Minute mount or minute mount 2

    distance from the ground to the center of the hole for the connecting pin on the mount

    Which hole is the stepped pin that hold the headgear to the a-frame in.

    The reason for the questions is because the are 2 different ways to change the way the plow is carried. One way is where the headgear and a frame meet and the other is how the push plate assembly is set. Most trucks are set at a "A" configuration, center hole. Trucks that sit low need to be set at a "B" and the top hole.

    Let me know what you have and we will see if we cant get it off the pavement.
     
  19. Rodeo Rider

    Rodeo Rider Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    TLS,
    I don't usually drive little toy trucks like 1 ton Chevy's. my rig is a International 4900 with a 12 Foot main plow and a 10 foot wing with a sidewinder body. So seeing where i am going and the Extra 4 foot out in front isn't a problem to someone with experience.
     
  20. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Agricare1,

    I'll give you ONE chance to RE-think about what you just posted. I feel that your reply was totally uncalled for. :nono:

    I was simply questioning your unusual method of transporting your V-Plow.

    Waiting for an apology.....:rolleyes: