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snow deflector

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by DMR95, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. DMR95

    DMR95 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Anyone have any advice on whether or not i should get a snow deflector? I can't go too much over 5 mph until snow starts blinding me, especially the powder snow. I found a meyer 7.5' molded snow deflector at a local dealership. The guy told me he would sell it to me for $70 (no hardware included) with a 7.5' piece of angle. I could tell it was brand new because it just looks new so i know he wasnt going to try to sell me a used snow deflector. Are these really worth it and if they are, is $70 a good price for a molded one?
     
  2. Hmebuildr

    Hmebuildr Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I would go with a rubber one over the molded plastic. From what I have seen the Plastic does not hold up well.
     
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Um I think you answered your owe ?if the snow is blinding you then I think you need a snow foil[sometimes i think my 10 year old has better questions]
     
  4. DMR95

    DMR95 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    You have a point there... but I never answered my "owe" question about whether or not 70 bucks was a deal for a molded one or not. Did your ten year old teach you how to spell too?
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2005
  5. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91

    If it is a genuine Meyer molded deflector then $70 is a steal compared to todays list price.

    I like to recommend the same deflector that I use on the Gledhill municipal plows that I sell. It is 3/8" thick x 14" wide x (cut to fit length) and it hangs straight down.

    The negative side of this is that it does not discharge the snow as fast and may seem a little harder to push.

    I have also found that if the snow is dry (not wet and heavy) and the wind is blowing in the right direction, it really doesn't matter what type of deflector you have, you will still snow on the windshield.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Brian
    Dealer
     
  6. DMR95

    DMR95 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Okay I'll look into that once we get some snow and I make a little extra money.payup Thanks a lot for the input!
     
  7. iowaplowboy

    iowaplowboy Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 37

    Deflector

    I used a 90" piece of angle iron and an 8" wide strip of conveyor belt. Total investment about $40.00, pretty much indestructable. Cold doesn't bother it a bit.
     
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I got some rubber from an old hay elevator for my deflector. To answer your question yes put a snow deflector on your plow.
     
  9. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    that plastic is junk. I need a new one. Original made by meyers cracked
     
  10. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    redneck deflector cheepo

    REDNECK deflector,just cut up a used 31x10.50 Mud tire,Just cut use the the tread portion for the deflector,hay a 6 ply steel belted is stronger than polyester belted,and yet it free.Note..this will only fit 90 in wide plow.Use a hacksaw to cut.total cost free $$.Almost in destructable.
     
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    DIDO, hell you could find a piece of 6" rubber matting 7.5ft long and a piece of angle iron and make one for probably 40 bucks or so and that would hold up better than a plastic one any ways. If you make one, make sure the rubber is at least 3/8-1/2 inches thick.
     
  12. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I have a used Molded plastic deflector for a 7.5' blade with mounting strip and bolts $35 + shipping

    Jay

    508 753 6617
     
  13. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    I say this all the time. Just go to your nearest rock quarry and ask for their old conveyor belt scraps. The will gladly give them to you, hard to get rid of rubber these days. I have mad some nice deflectors that have been in use for years. Usually you can get pieces that are already the right width and nice and straight, you just need to cut to length and bolt on. Best part is its FREE!