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Meyer solemoid

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by poncho62, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Last week, the solenoid for the motor stuck on...it was really old.......I didn't feel like running into town, so I stuck on a smaller one from a garden tractor....This morning, it started doing it too....I figure it is too low an amp rating.....

    We don't have a dealer around here, so I am thinking about using a Ford starter solenoid......I figure the rating on it will be fine.....Anyone feel this will be a problem?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can in your case but they don't live very long regardless. They're not designed for the repetitive use that is seen on a plow application. Temporary/emergency use is ok, but otherwise purchase a good solenoid. And the more you send the longer it will last.
     
  3. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Thanks...I put one on...$17 at NAPA....should last a while, as I just do my own yard with it

    There was also one that is used for RVs, when using a cabin battery, to charge it while driving.......In an RV it is energized whenever the ignition is on.....I just wasnt sire it would take the amps, so I passed on it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  4. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I guess nobody reads anymore. That was answered with recomendations from a PRO on this same page.
     
  5. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    I read just fine, thanks.........I put it on yesterday, long before his answer came in......I also understand that it may not last a long time, hence my explanation........I also asked another question about the RV one, which I am sure he will answer in time.

    Thanks for your concern as to my ability to comprehend
     
  6. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    If, and when you need another one, buy a continuous duty model like they put in golf carts. They cost twice the price, but they last forever, and won't let you down in the middle of a storm!!:salute:
     
  7. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Sorry Poncho, I didn't mean to say that you can't comprehend. I just tried to make a point that your question was already answered in a two part post calleds Touch Pad / Solenoid by B&B 19 post below yours where Finallygot1 asked a Solenoid question on 11-29 and B&B answered it all about the solenoids. I was so impressed with the answer that I copyied it and put it in a file. I'm sorry, but I thought you read all the posts to keep up with everything. My mistake, sorry.
     
  8. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    No problem...guess I missed that thread....got a link?
     
  9. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

  10. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    For my CP-8 with a E60, B&B recommended a 114-1211-020. Poncho, it is not cheap but either is a Touch Pad.
     
  11. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Thanks...will $30 is not bad.......My problem is, I am retired, broke....and also cheap....LOL

    I only use this truck to do my own yard, so if something breaks, its not that big a deal. I have a small tractor with a blade too...... It is just an old Meyer, no touch pad, just the switch system........In the last couple of years, I have replaced the coils, motor, rebuilt the lift cylinder, now the solenoid......I think I should be good for a while.....although, the truck is just about beat.....am looking for something else to put the plow on......cheap....lol