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height from ground (earth) to hole for plow mount

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dave_dj1, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I'm looking for the height the hole the plow mounts into off the ground.
    Since I bought a 9' blade the lift at full angle is too much, I'm not sure if my 8' blade is a little sloppier but I didn't notice the lift as bad with it.
    If anyone knows the height I would appreciate it. I'm going to have to add onto the blade mounts to get the proper set up.
    FWIW my plow is an old C9 or C8 , I have both for my truck.
    I also built my mount, it's no quick mount, it's the old fashioned way. Head gear stays on truck all winter and I just hitch and un hitch the blade.
    thanks,
    dave
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,244

    The "A" frame needs to as close to parallel with the ground when in straight position, this gives you even cutting edge wear and the "attack" angle is as it was designed to be.
     
  3. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    book calls for the truck side pins to be 11 1/2 to 12 inches off the ground, when on flat level pavement
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    Don't think I have seen very many ez-classics sitting that high off the earth. :laughing:
     
  5. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    what do you set them at?
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    Pretty much where every the truck sits. Will have to go out and measure my back up truck. That has a ez classic ST7.5 on it. I would be surprised if it was more than 8".
     
  7. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    OK, thanks guys. Nothing I can do right now but if we get a warmer day I'll have to build something to go on the plow to lower it. If the ground is soft it gouges something awful. I knew my mount was up high but didn't realize it was that high. As I said, the 8' blade has more slop in the center pin than my 9' blade.
    Not sure if I mentioned it but I built the mount on the truck, that's why it's higher than normal.
    thanks again,
    dave