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Just a stupid question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jim Prill, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    I have always owned and used old western cable operated plows. I recently purchased a older meyers e-47 7.5 plow (steel) 83 vintage. I found a recipt for a servicing in 2000 including new fluid. I think the meyers is slower than the westerns, I am not trying to start a who is better debate I was just wondering if anyone has noticed this. If not would fresh fluid and battery cables speed things up a bit. :confused: :confused:
     
  2. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    change the fluid and filters, and make sure you get all the air out and you will probably see a big difference. I wouldn't replace the cables unless they are in poor condition or are undersized.
     
  3. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    as far as ever being faster or even close that wont happen. i have a meyer that is only 4 years old and even when it was new it never ran even close to a western. might wanna check the pressure too
     
  4. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Cable plow? Anyone have a photo?
     
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Come on Bolens...cable plows aren't that old, I still run a few Western Pro Plows that were made in the late 70's, they were only discontinued in 1981! :eek:
     
  6. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    There are hardly any Western plows here. Mostly Fisher, Diamond, and Everest.

    We have many Meyer/Diamond dealers here, but people mostly buy the Diamond. No truck/vehicle dealerships around here sell anything but Fisher. One dealership (Dodge), used to sell Fisher and Sno-Way, and sold a few Sno-Ways, but discontinued the sale on them, and stayed with Fisher.

    In the phone book, and as far as I know, there are no dealers around here, except for as I've said, Meyer/Diamond, Fisher, and Everest, and so, that's what's bought mostly. There are a few SnowBears though. I've never seen a Blizzard here yet.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2005
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    You could go with an E-57 upgrade kit, and close to double your lift and angle speeds.
     
  8. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    The cable controls the valves in the pump. The cable does not lift the plow if that was what you were thinking. Here is a picture of the pump. The cables run into the side and control the valves.
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  9. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Thanks. :waving:
     
  10. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    Thanks for the help I will change the fluid and filters. I just miss the speed of the westerns. Also for checking the pressure, do I use a hydraulic gauge? :waving: