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Meyer Plow ST Question

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Harford13, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Not really how to explain this, but would someone who is familiar with the Meyer St 7'6" take a look at the attached pics... I purchased the plow used, my question is, is the angle of the plow sector correct where it meets the blade??? I feel like the plow should be pushed forward more, I tightened the springs and this is how the bade/sector ended up... Nothing appears bent and it functions correctly, I'm wondering if I should weld a piece of steel across the top of the sector which would not allow the blade to lean back so far..... but I think that would put all of the pressure on the angle iron that leans back on the sector.... Maybe this is normal and I'm being paranoid.... Just trying to prevent problems down the road

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  2. jmassi

    jmassi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    It's a common thing with Meyer blades. You could weld up another piece of steel, that'll keep it from leaning back further but won't make it lean forward more to what it should be. If you were to take off the 3 springs and let the blade lay forward, you'll probably find the front part of the sector more than likely bent up. I seen it many times in the past. What i've done in the past (short of replacing the sector) is weld a strip of 1/8" steel across the front of the sector where it contacts the plow (on the inside where you normally can't see). Just my $.02 worth. :salute:
     
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
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  4. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    Just below where your arrow points, on the sector is the stops. They are worn enough that when you tightened the springs they slipped under the angle iron on the moldboard. Get a couple of peices of steel and weld them to the original stops, making them taller, so they don't go under the angle iron on the moldboard. Also, check the pivot pins on the moldboard while your at it, make sure they are free.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I just replaced the pivot pins, however someone before me welded in new pivot tubes and they may be set back a quarter inch or so... Do you guys think I can make this repair in the spring or is this something I need to do right away??? The last think I need is for the blade to fold back.....
     
  7. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Do you think I could weld a piece of 1/8 angle on the front of the sector as shown in the diagram to straighten the blade angle??

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  8. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I did, and it worked perfectly!
     
  9. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Although B&B's way is the correct way!!!
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sometimes it takes both methods to restore them back to their original position, replacing the pins and/or tubes as well as adding the "shim" to the from side of the sector to make up for the sector and/or moldboard being bent. Just be sure to address the pins and tubes first, and then if needed add the shim stock. Don't use a shim as a replacement for not fixing the pins/tubes correctly.
     
  11. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    what i did was weld a a plat 2 the stop so that is was 2 in past the blade and it suck when the blade ends up as a scoop shovel
     
  12. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks for all the advise, Now I have to decide if I'm going to roll the dice and hope it gets me through the winter or break it down now and make the repair
     
  13. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    my way you can fix it as it sits. and iv done all the other fix they dont stop the problem just mask it. the way i did mine fixes meyers flaw
     
  14. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    red is 3/8 stock blue is weld dot blue line is weld on the underside

    Meyerplow.jpg
     
  15. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Did you cut the original bump stop and weld the 3/8 on extending it, or just weld directly on to the back of the original stop? I have some 3/8 steel lying around I may try to fix it Monday.
     
  16. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    right on the back of the oem stop
     
  17. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    should look like this
     

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  18. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Thanks, I'll post some pics of the repair
     
  19. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Here's a few pics of the repair.... Huge difference in the blade angle.. Thanks for all of your help

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