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plow not sitting on ground when angled

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dodgefolks, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. dodgefolks

    dodgefolks Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi folks, I just found this site while googling a plow issue I'm having. so thanks in advance for any help. I have an 86 chevy truck that I recently put a used meyers 7 1/2' power angle plow on. now my problem is when the plow is angled the blade doesn't sit even on the ground. Its about a half inch off on the left when angled to the left and about 2" off on the right when angled to the right. the truck does have a 3" lift kit on it so the clevis height is higher then it should be. Any ideas on how to deal with this issue? Thanks.
    Steve
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And thats what is causing your angle issue. You need to get the mounting height down to where it needs to be. Either some custom fabrication on the mount to lower the attaching points, or raise/reconfigure the mounting pin ears on the A-frame. Either will work but reconfiguring the mounting ears on the A-frame is far more simple.
     
  3. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    i've been on this site less than a month but i can tell you this... listen to b&b. this guy knows what he's taking about:salute:

    welcome to plowsite. you should post some pics of your 86. i have a (lol) 78. they make awesome plow trucksussmileyflag
     
  4. dodgefolks

    dodgefolks Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thank you, I will have to play with it and see what I can do to get the mount height down. As for pictures this truck is nothing special, LOL. Just a rusty old chevy but I like her! :)
     
  5. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    In theory it's far better to lower the frame mount than to increase the pin height on the A-frame.
     
  6. ncampbell

    ncampbell Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 96 chevy 1/2 ton and I gotta play with the mounting angle too. The plow was on a 93 Dodge 3/4 ton so I needed to buy the frame brackets for the Chev. There are three sets of holes on the plow to mount it and I have it in the bottom holes. It doesn't quite dig down far enough going forward because the plow is sitting slightly back on the cutting edge.( but it does backdrag nice ) Jacking the torsion bars up helped a little. Should I break the welds at the side to side pivot and move the top forward? Or make new holes where the push arms mount?
     
  7. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    If i rememeber right Meyer recomends about 10 1/2 " off the ground..
     
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    yup. pushpins should be between10 1/2 and 11 1/2 inches off the ground.
     
  9. ncampbell

    ncampbell Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Cool, thanks guys, I'll measure it up today. I think there is enough metal to drill new holes but I'll know soon enough. :rolleyes: