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meyer e60 help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jkingston, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. jkingston

    jkingston Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    i have a 96 f250 with a meyer diamond plow e60 pump.
    currently the plow will not raise anymore then about 3-5 inches off the ground. it angles left and right and lowers fine, it just wont raise. it will raise just fine without the plow attached. anytime i move the plow it has a huge draw on the battery. i understand i need to check the amp draw and will bring it somewhere tonight. we just had 2 big storms and the plow was working ok, it was just really slow anytime i was raising it.
    here's what i have done
    truck has a brand new optima yellow top battery, last year replaced alternator to 140 amp.
    the plow motor was an aftermarket bought off ebay about 3-4 months ago, i just replaced the gear pump because i could not turn it at all with my fingers i had to use pliers to turn it at all, 2 new filters, new hydraulic fluid, new power cables, new hydraulic lines, new couplers, master rebuild seal kit, checked and cleaned all grounds, new plow motor solenoid.
    i tested the pressure, it was at 1400 psi and i was able to raise it to 1700 psi and it will not go any higher no matter how much i turn the screw.
    at a loss, not sure what to do from here. could the aftermarket motor be too weak? need a new pump, sump base, pa block, valves and coils? just looking for some ideas on what i could do myself before bringing it somewhere at $100/hr.
    thank you
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,169

    Start by cleaning all the power connections. Does motor sound like it is stalling out? Could be motor, solenoid or connections/wiring. Does it stay up when raised or drift down? If motor is new I am gonna guess solenoid or bad connection. Also make sure fluid is full.