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Merry friggin Christmas!!! Meyer e58 problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by stackmaster, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Thought I was being a good guy and would go to work on christmas day (night) and get all my customers parking lots plowed. Halfway through the first lot something let go on the plow. I cant angle either way or raise it. Had to short chain it to get it back to the garage. The pump is making noise when I try to angle or raise it but nothing happens. Sounds a bit funny too, like something is spinning and not catching. Higher pitch than usual. Fluid is topped up. I believe its 8 years old. Is my pump fried?? Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,977

    Probably is frosty, has some water in there and she froze. Put some heat on her. Put truck in a heated garage take out the screens and clean it out.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    X2 about the frozen part.
    When the last time the plow has been serviced
     
  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,977

    I've asked people that stop in during snow storms with plows not working, and I just get a stare, then its only 8 years old, and it was working good.
     
  5. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Thanks for the replies. Serviced a year ago and yes its frosty at the moment. (-22c or -7.6f) Truck is long with the plow and spreader though so doesnt fit in the garage. Will need to find a way to warm her up. Yes the truck started out fine last night but 5 mins in and that was it. Could it still be frozen?? Also, where are the screens u mentioned Randall??
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Hair dryer, heat gun, torpedo heater.
    If you've never cleaned/taken out the filters.... I'd be starting there.
     
  7. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Just tarping the front end and will throw on the construction heater. I suppose that I can heat it up and see if it works and if it does, I will pull the filters and drain fluid etc. Will update soon. Thanks,
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Would also recommend the angle rams, they hold a lot of fluid as well
     
  9. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Beauty! Working properly now. Since it's all nice and warm will drain all the cylinders and clean the filters. Thanks so much for the help it is most appreciated. Will update when I'm finished.