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Older Diamond Plow Question

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by LordOfTheSith, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. LordOfTheSith

    LordOfTheSith Member
    Messages: 40

    I have a older Diamond plow setup on my 1987 GMC 2500...my question/concern is this....I have had only Western plows so what I want to know is....is it normal for Diamond plows, actually the cutting edge ( the part that trips ) to not make contact with the ground? My edge is about a 1/4 - 1/2 inch off the pavement. My frame does not seem to be bent and I see no adjustment on the plow itself to rectify this situation. I must say, I do like the Diamond cutting edge trip instead of the whole blade ( Western ) folding over in heavier snow.
     
  2. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    are you saying the plow doesnt make contact with the ground at all? that is not normal for any plow
     
  3. Hmebuildr

    Hmebuildr Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    Do you have the shoes on the blade and if so are they adjusted so that the plow rides high. Is the chain tight when the blade is lowered if so it may be holding the plow up. My Diamond rides flush to the ground with no problems.
     
  4. LordOfTheSith

    LordOfTheSith Member
    Messages: 40

    The plow does hit the ground but the cutting edge is a bit off the ground....hope that makes more sense....almost like something needs to be adjusted or possible something is bent somewhere I am not seeing
     
  5. Hmebuildr

    Hmebuildr Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    It could be that the holes for the cutting edge are drilled wrong causing it to ride high.
     
  6. LordOfTheSith

    LordOfTheSith Member
    Messages: 40

    I will check on that today and get back to you on this thanks hmebuildr!

    LOTS
     
  7. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    If you can post a picture that would be great. It sounds like your shoes are adjusted a little low, or high, depending on how you want to say it, which will hold the plow off the ground . Is any part of the plow contacting the ground? I guess that is a better question.