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plow is sticking to the left

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by TDS, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. TDS

    TDS Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    it only sticks to the left if i push snow hard or "jam" the blade on the left side.

    only way i can get it freed up is if i push the right side against a curb. it will then move left to right freely with the controls until it gets pushed on the left side again.

    does this sound like a valve or a bad ram
     
  2. TDS

    TDS Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    someone anyone?
     
  3. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    If it's a valve issue it would do it all the time, not just when fully angled to one side. Look for something binding, maybe a bent a-frame, quadrant, or something of that nature. Also look for any visible bends in the rams when the blade is angled all the way both ways. If all that checks out, either swap in a new angle cylinder or switch the right and left angle cylinders and see what happens.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Next time it's stuck try disconnecting the pass side coupler. If it disconnects normally without too much force required then you have a mechanical binding issue on the plow, usually a worn nose plate or pivot bolt or both. However if you have to really struggle to disconnect the coupler or it won't uncouple at all then the C valve is swollen and needs replaced. Very common issue on the Meyer stuff.
     
  5. t-sig

    t-sig Senior Member
    from 607
    Messages: 121

    I had a similar issue. Make sure that when it is all the way angled it is hitting the "stops". If it isn't add a shim to the stop to make sure it does. If it isn't hitting the stops, the seal pack attached to the bottom of the angle ram piston actually gets drawn too far out and gets stuck. If it goes too far, the seals get ruined.
     
  6. TDS

    TDS Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Update.
    Flush and refilled
    All new couplers

    Moves freely when I stand it up and connect the two hoses to each other.
    When hooked up to the pump As soon as I angle it gets stuck to the left.

    It was real hard to remove the coupler
    Now when the plow is off the pump I hook the two hoses up Nd it still won't move when I stand it up and try to angle by hand.
     
  7. TDS

    TDS Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I was also told my c valve was ok when I had my pump serviced. However I haven't looked first hand
     
  8. t-sig

    t-sig Senior Member
    from 607
    Messages: 121

    This sounds very familiar. I ruined both my angle pistons because of what I posted before. I had to push the plow against a curb to get it going again, just like your other post mentioned. When the plow angles all the way, there has to be contact between the stop welded to the curved sector that pivots and the a frame. If not, you will have continuous trouble.