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How Long Does It Take You To Put Your MM2 Plow On?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by mercer_me, Dec 3, 2010.

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How Long Does It Take You To Put Your MM2 Plow On?

  1. Under 1 Minute

    13 vote(s)
    19.7%
  2. 1 Minute

    13 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. 1 to 2 Minutes

    22 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. 2 to 5 Minutes

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  5. 5 to 10 Minutes

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  6. 10 to 20 Minutes

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. Over 20 Minutes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. It takes so long, that I put it on in the Fall and I take it off in the Spring.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I found out real quik that if your plow is just a hair lower than when it was when you took it off it gos on hard. The first time I put mine on it sunk down in the ice just a little bit and I had to fite it for over 20 minutes. So, now I put it in the garage and I can get it on in around a minute.
     
  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Or if your not on a level surface.:realmad:
     
  3. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Them old Speed Casters are alot faster and easier to hook up.
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    NOPE... I had a speedcaster
     
  6. Mass4x4fun

    Mass4x4fun Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Speedcaster is much faster! I run 1 MM2 and 3 speedcasters for 10+ years and the speedcaster wins hands down.
     
  7. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    About a minute or so if I line up correctly the first time.
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I also found the Speedcasters are alot faster and easier to hook up.
     
  9. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    I think you guys are nuts. I remember my speedcaster.......... climbing under the head gear and banging my head off the headlight on the way up, pins that would slip......back under the head gear to bang my head again only now my pants are soaked from kneeling down. MIGHT take 1 minute to line up right but less than that to pull a lever and lift the jack. MM2 system is way better than any speedcast I owned. And that's outside on somewhat level ground but not perfectly level ground. The key is when you unhook to put the jack up one more notch for easier hookup next time.
     
  10. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    God, I loved the ole speedcaster but in no way did it unmount fast. I always had trouble with those damn hoses. The quick connects would freeze, get crap in them, and were always slippery. It was quite heavy duty though and all hydraulic! My MM2 goes on in like 45 sec, i promise. First trick is when you unhook, push the headgear back towards the truck when locking the jack down and get that extra hole up. The second trick is when hooking up, tip the headgear forward a bit away from the truck before driving into it, then when lined up push the lever and push the headgear to lock. Took me awhile to learn though. My first time took me 45 min i swear to god lol.
     
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I feel like the old speedcasters were an all day job for 2 guys. Then you'd leave them on all winter.

    I don't think the MM1's or MM2's are hard at all. They have their tricks but so does every other plow brand. Plus no faulty switches or hydraulics to rely on.
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    The speedcaster were simple IMO.
    All you had to do was -
    1. Drive up to it.
    2. Hook chain to lift piece.
    3. Lift the plow so the pins on the head gear lined up with the holes on the plow.
    4. Release pins. You may have to "jiggle" the plow a little to get the pins to engage.

    You sound like the Fisher sales video. HAHA
     
  13. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    my dad can put speed cast on in 5-10 mins depending on the weather, he drives in to it, uses a shovel to lift up plow then put pins in to place then backs out.
     
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I just put my 7.5' MM2 on tonite and it took about 2 minutes from the time I got out of the truck to the time I got back in the truck.
     
  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I know LOL. I don't know, maybe my neighbors were idiots (they were) but it always seemed like a pain for them.

    I've just read a lot of threads of switches not working on Boss's and power hitches getting stuck on Blizzards and my Cousins Curtis' power "arm" (it drags the plow into the mount) snapped off on the first few storms.
     
  16. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I had an old meyer diamond that basically had the speedcaster type head gear. I made a cart for it and all I had to do was roll the plow into place and pin it in. The downfall is that I had to keep the plow on the pavement to not have to crawl on the ground to lock the pins in.

    I love my MM2 as I can drop the plow anywhere. I just seem to have a heck of a time lining it up as I've got the old style jack with the binder on the jack. If I'm off at all and I kiss the plow the jack falls. If the jack sinks at all I just use an old steep post to raise the A frame and then lay the post on the A-frame to hold it up while I line up.

    I've also got to attach a heavy rubber bungy strap to pull the cylinder down to give me enough slack so when I when I put it on I can push the headgear back easily to lock it and I have enough slack to do it.
     
  17. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I keep hearing about everybodys lift arms not dropping. I've never seem to had this issue, its almost as if mine are "sucked" down lol. Is it possible that their quils could be set too high? Just a thought. Please enlighten me if that is way off base lol.
     
  18. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    You time it yourself ???

    I linked this so you can just click on it but check out this video and see what you think???
    "Fisher Minute Mount II Hook up in 30secs Flat"


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-wKu1t2jGQ
     
  19. I'm with you R ZR!! Compared to the MM1s and MM2s the Speedcasters were a PIA. Don't get me wrong...I loved the plow and when the conditions were just right, it went on very easily, but there's just no comparison to the ease of mounting one today....
     
  20. 99dodgeramsport

    99dodgeramsport Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    my mm 2 is a pain to hook on, but my truck is lifted, plow is not modified. and the head gear flops bad as the little shock that hooks from the headgear to the a frame is broken and gone. so mine requires 15 minutes and a jackall lol