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Pump Lift Arm condition....

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Killswitch, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Have an MD11 with a E-60 and its relatively new but the lift arm has a lot of free play side to side in it. The hole on the lift for the mounting bolt(to ram) is not egg shaped.

    Is this normal to have some play? Or should I be looking at tightening it up with a fatter bolt, or looking at a new lift arm. I just cant imagine the arm is wore out.

    What say yee oh masters of the yellow pumps.
     
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Maybe a 1/2 inch play at most. We have sleeved the pivot hole on all our plows. No more wear in the lift arm...
     
  3. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I think its fine then. Like I said there is low miles on this plow and the hole isnt egged. Theres a little more play there than Id like though.
     
  4. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I welded a sleve with a zerk fitting and its better then new now....Rob
     
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I read this thread this morning. And was out looking at my plow and got an idea to do that. Weld a sleve in place to allow it to plow lift arm to spread the weight.

    Well I guess I wasn't the only one with this idea. Now I just have to do it.
     
  6. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I liked the idea that I can grease it, all i did was drill a hole in it and weld a 1/4 - 24 nut to screw the zerk into.......Rob