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Western MVP to Pro Plus?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by zepplin810, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. zepplin810

    zepplin810 Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 5

    We've got 8 plows in our fleet, some MVPS and some Pro Plus straights. I would like to be able to move and service all of our plows with the same truck, however the MVP (my truck) uses two wire connectors to the plow and the Pro Plus uses three. Is there any plug and play conversion to be able to use one truck for both MVP and pro plus?
    Thanks!
     
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I have my 550 riged for both for service & testing purposes. You need to ad a motor relay and three wire style battery to grill cable. Then add a three wire controller cable from cab to relay to grill. There is one spot where you either have to switch a plug under the hood or splice the two plugs together (as I did) but then you must make sure never to have both style handheld / joystick controllers in at the same time.
    In the end you will have four plugs at the grill and two plugs in the cab for the two types of controllers.
     
  3. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    Pretty much what I did with addition of a custom connector so I don't have to switch anything under the hood.
     
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I use my truck almost exclusively for testing and service so I also put a third control cable and second relay in so I could hook up to the old style MVP with the big black plug on the controller. So I have three plugs in the cab and 5 plugs at the grill. Where I used to work they asked me to work on plows while the customer always wanted to take their truck with them, so I rigged my own truck for testing. Worked out great.
     
  5. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    You don't need three in the cab or five out front. If you run the 7 pin for the old MVP then you can hook up a straight blade with the adapter in the cab for the straight blade controller. 3 controllers one adapter and 2 harnesses in the cab.
     
  6. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Yes I know that now but didn't then. I had to pay for that lack of knowledge
     
  7. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    Yea it's all about learning. Thanks for all the help and insight you provide! I'm sure I'll need some on the newer fleet flex stuff eventually. I also made up a adapter to hook up older ultramounts and unimounts(relay style) to the isolation wiring in my truck.
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    Well put... seems to be the way we all learn... with our wallets