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Meyer E-47 Main pin sheared

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by eriklane, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    A) How do I get the old one out, it's rusty...and b)where do I get a new one?

    I have no torch. Was thinking I'd drill the center out and then try destroying it by chiseling it to death...

    Talking about the 7/8" heavy pin that goes from the plow body through into the A frame. Right now my plow is up on the right side and laying forward some.
     
  2. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i use an air chisel to drive seized pivot pins out. that may work for you. i have never had a center bold seize like that though.
     
  3. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    It sounds like he is talking about the pivot pin that goes from the moldboard to the sector frame. If one is broke I've always cut the other one, get the sector frame out of the way, and heat & beat the old pins out. Same process for getting the pin halves out of the sector. You can buy new greasable pins fron Smith Brothers as well as many site sponsors. Good luck, this is a bear of a task.
     
  4. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    Yeh, was hoping for an easy answer LOL. It's the pivot pins. Right side one is broke, left is ok. Good thing it's almost March, but, not relishing this task. Plow/truck sat for 8 years before I got it free. Plowed 3 years, never knew there was a pin there...unfortunately, no grease zerk on these so, how would one even keep them greased if they weren't removed yearly for a checkup?

    Sounds like BFH time as I have no torch...How about the portion inside the 'cover', or whatever it's called...the portion on the A frame are easily heated, the other piece is quite protected with those covers...
     
  5. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    It sounds like you have a C series plow with the pivot tube boxed for strength. The ST series plows have an exposed pivot tube.

    For those I've cut the remaining pivot pin, removed the sector, then used a hydraulic jack to push the pins out. You'll need to block off the opposite side pivot tube/box. Go slow! You'll also want to soak it in PB Blaster, or Deep Creep, or WD40... which ever brand you favor most.
     
  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,432

    check around with your local weld shops...im sure one of them have done the repair before....once apart you can try a bfh but without a torch it may be in vain
     
  7. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I have had them stuck so bad even a torch and a BFH did not work. Agreed if you can't get it take it to a weld shop. They cut the old ones out and replaced for like $100
     
  8. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    After I got mine out I started using marine grade wheel bearing grease (the blue stuff) to pack the pivot tube with. I also use the newer style pivot pins with the zerk fitting on the end and grease them with marine grade wheel bearing grease. I pull them and grease them every Spring. It has worked well for me the last three years. An ounce of prevention...
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Take it to a pro and get them to do it. use the greaseable pins. long before you fight the sucker out, maybe damage the tube getting it out, hone the tube to clean the rust out, etc. they could have replaced the tubes and you have all new stuff ready to go.
     
  10. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    What about the box? Have to be all cut out with a torch?
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yes just open up the box, not a big deal for an experienced repair/fabrication welder.

    You could be glad, they tend to be full of rust and sometimes water. Lots of time the metal box is pretty much rotted from the inside out.

    Whatever you can cut, you can weld back together.
     
  12. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    Neighbor has a cutting torch. Time for some surgery.
     
  13. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    How can I know what one to purchase? RCPW.com shows multiple housings and pins...
     
  14. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,432

    start by using a recip saw and cut the other pin in the middle where the plow pivets at frame
     
  15. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,432

  16. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    penetrating oil and an air chisel. i have had them seized solid and still drove them out.
     
  17. eriklane

    eriklane Member
    Messages: 75

    Does this help you know what type I have? 4 springs and 6 ribs total I think.

    BeforePlow (528 x 396).jpg
     
  18. fhafer

    fhafer Member
    Messages: 66

    Meyers C-8