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Typical freez-ups

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Kenyou, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I have read about all the freezing problems that Meyers have. My questions is for those that have other brands of plows. Do other brands have the same freeze up problems?
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    My E47 has never frozen up. It's never outside though unless the truck is being driven and spends winters in a garage that never goes below freezing.
  3. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    My OLD E47 froze up on me after 3-4 10 deg days, but I didnt change the fluid this year. It's outside year round. Changed the fluid and no more problems. My partners boss plows dont seem to have problems with freezeing, but are harder to diagnose and seem to have more electrical problems
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    My e-47 sits outside year around. It is 11 years old, and I have never once had it freeze up. I change the fluid in it once a year, just before season, and it is like an enigezer battery, it keeps going and going.
  5. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I change the fluid once a year too...I just wait until after it freezes :D This year it was part of the mad daash after the first plowable snow. Next year I'm gonna be ready (maybe)
  6. Booman70

    Booman70 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I think 99.9% of freezing problems are due to lack of maintenance. My E-60H froze once when I didn't get to change the fluid before real cold spell won't make that mistake again.
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    why a meyer freezes is the wiper seal on the e47 is in weather all the time and the wiper seal will get bad and crack and it wont wipe all the water clean, so all the water that it dosnt wipe clean gets in the pump causing the pump to freeze
  8. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    a meyer will never freeze as long a you use meyer fluid(or generic) and change it every pre season.