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Meyer mounted too low??

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by droemeling, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. droemeling

    droemeling Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 1996 Chevrolet with a 7 1/2 foot meyer plow. I just got the plow and mounted it to my truck but the blade doesn't hit the ground, rather the shoe brackets hit the ground first. I'm guessing either the blade is too far tilted back or the mount is too low. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you.

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  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Pins might be broke on the moldboard. Something is wrong with your moldboard or a frame
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Wow, in not a Meyer guy but that moldboard, quadrant looks jacked up.
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Yea, that's a beginning of the issues
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Actually, the beginning is being a Meyer.
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    Where the sector (quadrant) pins into the moldboard is the issue, Meyer's moldboards rust oot there and they eventually collapse before they completely fail. The sector could be hosed up too or a combination of the too.
    The trip spring's shouldn't vertical they should be laying over at aboot 30 degrees.
     
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  7. droemeling

    droemeling Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Alright thanks guys. Sorry I don't know much about plows and looks like somebody lied to me when I bought it. How do I go about fixing this or is it not worth putting money into?
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    If you have the ability to weld/fabricate you can repair it
    You can probably find a used 8' blade complete with sector, "A" frame with Cylinders for around $600-800 on Craigslist
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    That sucks.........sorry to hear that.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    I think the sector is fine to me.
    I'd look at the trip hinge and the stops for the billboard.

    If it was standing up corectaly the sector would be level.
    This is what Ya want.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Take some more pics and post

    I hope it was cheap/free to ya.
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Excuse me sir, people skills?
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Looks like the truckside is leaning forward as well.
     
  14. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Thumbs Up

    Or is that just another Meyer thing?
     
  15. droemeling

    droemeling Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Here are a couple more pictures. Let me know if any different or close pictures would help. Thanks again.

    plow 2 .jpg

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  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Ok I'm no Meyer guy at all, but is that mount a behind the bumper mount?

    Ok looking at it closer it looks like it to me.
     
  17. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,912

    Theres way more wrong than I can type. Where the mole board hits the front stop on say the trip frame, its probably rotted/pushed out. The frame, how is it mounted to the truck?
    Where are you from? If you look at something used again, before you buy, post some pictures, yu will get an honest, evaluation of what your looking at. [from most of us]
     
  18. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    Yeah looks like a old conventional mount that's been altered.
     
  19. droemeling

    droemeling Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I live in Minnesota. The frame was modified to fit into a hitch which is mounted to the bottom of the frame where the tow hooks sat. I am now seeing how bad of a purchase this was and appreciate the feedback. I will see what I can do to try to fix this mount and plow, or if nothing count it as a loss and look for a different plow. If I do buy another plow I will definitely post it on here first so I don't make the same mistake.
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,196

    Is the receiver your typical trailer hitch or something else?
    FWIW that's a lot of weight for a typical trailer hitch and they're not intended for that type of use.
    If/when you decide to get another plow make sure it has the correct mount.