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Homemade float setup

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by 02powerstroke, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Has anyone made a setup like what comes stock on the MM2's with the cable and spring.
    And why do they come with this if when you press down the controler floats on its own?
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    It compresses the lift cylinder for you when you go to take the plow off where on the MM1's you had to do it manually...as you know seeing as you have one. Also, the plow sometimes may not go into float mode so with the cylinder being collapsed already, you have plenty of play for any type of slope...JMO

    I wouldn't mind making a spring and cable setup for my MM1 someday, but it's not high on my list of priorities =]

    -mike-
     
  3. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    O normaly I just push down on the stick and its in float i grab the chain pull the ram down and its all set. But I just bought a new fish stik and its not a float model so this might be important.
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Then sell the cable kit for this. I have a MM1 that I just got back from the Powder Coating guys. It is getting the New Lights, the MM2 Lift arm with the cable kit. I paid $26 & $13. The Part numbers are 27534 & 27169K. Check Lang's online store.

    I am sure you can make this stuff no problem too.
     
  5. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    i need to just look at one I bet it could be made for less than $40 bucks..
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Actually it is....as they all are. You simply hold the "lower" button down for a second and it will go into float...you'll know when it's in float as the light will change colors.

    Personally speaking, never saw a major convenience in reference to the cable and spring setup. If your too lazy to push the lift arm down you should just have someone else remove the plow for you. :D
     
  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    On my two MM2s I left teh cable and srping off. I have taken them off a few other peoples as well.

    I did not like the cylinder retracting all the way every push I made.
     
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Why didn't you like it?
     
  9. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    want to sell the set up?
     
  10. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    There is then a delay when you go to raise it while the slack in the chain is taken up. Might not seem like much but its enough to catch curbs etc.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And that right there is why I never liked them. When I push the button, I want things moving asap. :nod:
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It does take a while to get used to the ram fully compressing. If I'm in a parking lot or other flat area, I just hit the up button for a second to take up the slack as I start the run. Then I'm ready to lift at the end of the run.