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Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by frndinalowplace, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    I put my plow on the other day to test it out. Worked alright. One of the problems is that when you angle it to either side it will make a noise like it hit something then a second later it will make another noise? This only happens when you angle it to the right most, or the left most. It sounds like the plow is kicking back to the opposite way it was intended to be angled. Second problem is you can go lift the lift arm with your hands. The piston moves freeely? is this a lack of fluid? Do I have air in the system? Please provide your input.

    Thanks
    Dan.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Yes, you can lift the lift ram that is normal.

    As for your other problem take a look at your pivot point.
    There also could be some junk in you fluid causing the valve to stick
     
  3. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    bump? to the top?
     
  4. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Thats a natural occurance. I cant for the life of me remember the explanation but Meyers do that sometimes.

    I do believe.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It is normal for it to "bang" when angled to the right with the toggle controls or a slick stick but it ain't normal to do it to the left...ever. Like Snofarmer already mentioned...it's more than likely the king bolt or the pivot hole in the A-frame nose plate. They like to wear the pivot bolt or the hole out really bad from use. It causes the sector to move for and aft as it's angling..thus making the noise and "kicking back". Pull the A-frame off the sector and check the bolt holes in the sector and especially the A-frame..I think your gonna find a worn king bolt or bolt hole. If the hole or bolt is left un-repaired, they will actually wear right through the end of the nose plate and the sector/moldboard assembly will drop right off the end of the A-frame...not good.
     
  6. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    So it is normal for the bang noise then? What about the lifting of the lifting cylinder with your hand? Is this normal. It still runs fine. But I am just wondering.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    YES, even thou you do not want to hear it from me.

    Fluid on one side AIR on the other.
    a one way ram.
    ......................................
    Yes, you can lift the lift ram that is normal.

    As for your other problem take a look at your pivot point.
    There also could be some junk in you fluid causing the valve to stick
     
  8. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Id put money on that your using a touch pad controller. If so the secondary noise is norm...Rob
     
  9. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    It is normal. Mine clunks and bangs like that too. Even with new parts. It is just one of those things you get used to all winter, but have to get re-acustomed with in the beginning of the season
     
  10. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    Ya I've gotten used to it just making sure everything was all good. Thanks guys!