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Help with Meyer E47

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JRudd007, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. JRudd007

    JRudd007 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hey guys been a while since I posted, but I have ran into a problem and know you guys can figure it out. I have a Meyer plow and have lost lift power and angle power. Everything was working fine than all of a sudden it wouldn't lift or angle. So I gave up on it and came back to it and it worked. Than it happed again not long after. Now it has happened again. I finally got it up but than after I got it up I cant get it to power angle and have a good feeling once I let it down its not going to go back up. The times when it wouldn't work it made a weird sound when you tried to lift or angle it, almost like a whinning or slipping or something sound. The fluid is full and all connections seem Ok so i am stumped. So whats the verdict? Any and all help greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Justin
     
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    When was the last time you cleaned the filters, flushed the unit, and replaced the fluid???????
     
  3. JRudd007

    JRudd007 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I bought the unit used, although I would like to think the guy properly serviced it , based on your question I have a feeling mabye it wasn't. This is my first year with the plow. So what all does a "system clean out" entail.
    Justin
     
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    You need to drain out the old fluid and flush the unit with kerosene. You will also need to drain and flush the angle cylinders. Be sure to use a good low temp. fluid. I use Meyer fluid, but there are good aftermarket fluids too. The biggest problem I see w/ Meyer pumps freezing up due to lack of fluid changes. These pumps seem to take on alot of moisture. The problems you are having sound like a freezing or dirty fluid problem to me.