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Meyer Plow

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Tuxx, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    I took a couple of pics of a typical Meyer Commerical 8 1/2` poly plow 4 to 6 years old!
    Let us know if your poly looks like this!

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  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can't say that the first time I've seen a poly blade do that. Did it twist the horizontal angle bracket across the moldboard frame where it attaches to the vertical uprights? Thats usually where they bend when they do.
     
  3. jjtmarineb2

    jjtmarineb2 Member
    Messages: 79

    Maybe it's my lack of knowledge and experience showing through, but what is wrong with it exactly? :salute:
     
  4. Snow1

    Snow1 Junior Member
    from 11021
    Messages: 8

    Notice anything wrong with the attack angle? Not quite steep enough.
     
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I am willing to venture a guess at it. I would bet that either the sector is shot, or the stop tabs are gone. Either way that plow needs some work!!!!!!!
     
  6. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    I had a old ST that I bought that way. It was more of a scoop than a plow. Welded new stops on and changed the pins was all I had to do. Now with that one being a C series, it may be a different story.
     
  7. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    All my ST's were that way. Just needed to fix the stops. Any plow made of metal can be fixed with enough wire :)
     
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i also ventrue to say that ur truck side is messd up to thou look at the way its not plum. ur lift fram seem to be out away from the truck. which would pull the bottom were the A frame hooks upto close to the ground giving u the wrong pin height.
     
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    The sector and the pin pivots are shot the same thing with my poly. I welded new stops in and it helped for a while but the angle iron on the sector just keeps bending so this spring mine will get a new one.
     
  10. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    Here are a few more I took today.
    For starters the way Meyer plows are built,they all will crap out at the Attack angle at some point in time.
    But whats more of a problem is,with the way Meyer builds their poly`s they all seem to Lose their Moldboard Curve after awhile.
    I wish I had the pic from last year,it was a ST series that was almost flat.no curve to it.
    The C-8 pic is a 05 plow check out the difference in the curve.
    Also a ST plow

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  11. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    next time go with steeeeel....:jester::D
     
  12. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Dan you have to much free time on your hands there my friend. :waving:
     
  13. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    Remember I have the full time job!
     
  14. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I hear ya. So had a few nice days of snow to push and then that crap came last night.
     
  15. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    This picture says it all!

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  16. Joneso8

    Joneso8 Member
    Messages: 30

    Thats hilarious. I'm not a fan of any meyer plow. I saw a poly meyer blade last year that was completely flat. It had no curve to it whatsoever.
     
  17. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    The reason those blades are tipping back is the stops on the pivots sleeves are gone. That guy in the last pics was using it like a bull dozer.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008
  18. Tuxx

    Tuxx Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 303

    Two things
    The tipping back is just a bad design from 50 year old technology.All their plows will lay back at some point in time.
    The polys that lose their curve are also from a bad design,bottomline!
     
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    even thou its a bad design people still buy them which y i guess meyer is still around. it tryd and true its hard work. i wouldnt wanna be snow plow
     
  20. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I personally would never buy a meyer just for those reasons. All of the ones I have ever seen are cheap garbage. I guess they must be working for someone since they are still in business...