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Meyer won't angle

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by long0, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I pulled all equipment out of the shop today to go through it for the upcomming snow. Going through everything, I have one meyers 7' that will not angle. I removed the lines from the rams, and figured I could at least move it my hand. Nope, I got out the tractor (small JD4300) and pushed on the a-frame, still nothing. Am I due for new rams, or does anybody have any ideas?

    This is a backup, so I can get away with it for a while. Any help greatly appriciated.

    Andy

    Just looked outside, it's snowing. :D
    Maybe the forecasters are finally learing to do there job!!
     
  2. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Remove the rams and see if it moves. If not, then try the tractor again, it's rusted. Once loose, replace the king bolt that holds the sector to the A frame.

    If it moves with the rams removed without the tractor, the rams (or one of them) is rusted inside. Rams are cheap enough from Northern, so get a pair.

    ~Chuck
     
  3. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Thanks Chuck

    I pulled off both rams this morning. They are locked up very tight. The only way I could get either one of them to move was to set them up in a press. In the end, they ended up in the dumpster. The Northern you mention, is the Northern tools? Thanks for your reply.

    By the way, I had 4" at my house this morning. Nothing in town, but it is comming!
    :drinkup:
     
  4. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Yep, Northern Tool. Used to be Northern Hydraulics.

    ~Chuck