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ice in the plow

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by chriswittlock, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. chriswittlock

    chriswittlock Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    how do you keep ice from getting in the plow
     
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    ice where in the plow?
     
  3. chriswittlock

    chriswittlock Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    i have a e47 and ice gets in the valves i wanted to know if i could put somehting in to keep ice out
     
  4. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    new fluid. Drain ALL of the old and put in fresh... the water should settle to the bottom of the resivoir. Let it sit a full day before you do it.
     
  5. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    I have heater hose wrapped around the E47, that keeps any moisture from icing up.
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Change the fluid yearly and you don't have icing problems.
     
  7. chriswittlock

    chriswittlock Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    thanks for all th etip this is my first year plowing so i am trying to learn all the tips
     
  8. fortydegnorth

    fortydegnorth Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    I found with Meyer plows that when the angle hoses are unhooked always hook them to each other and cap the fittings on the pump. Anytime you unhook the lines it allows snow or moisture to get in the system. That is the main reason I switched from Meyer plows. Of course now they have plow mounts that can be removed, just like all the major manufacturers, where the pump comes off with the plow. I've had three Meyers over the years with both the E47 and E60 pumps and they all froze several times each winter.