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What are you using for deflectors

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by fireboy5722, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. fireboy5722

    fireboy5722 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    My new to me plow has a hard plastic Meyer snow deflector and I'm having trouble with it pushing up when there is a lot of snow in front of the blade!:help:
     
  2. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i use the rubber deflectors. it looks like conveyor belt material.
     
  3. royallawn

    royallawn Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 156

    had friends that work at a power plant and they cut them from old coal conveyor belt. very thick. I told them to cut a bunch and sell them but they are retired now.
     
  4. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Is it causing a problem that its pushing up? Way I figure it, is as long as it doesn't damage the plow itself, then if the deflector breaks, just say "oh well" and remove what's left of it, or replace it with something better *then*. The job of the deflector is just to catch powder/dust that would otherwise fly up onto your windshield and clog your wipers. Most people don't need/use them at all.
     
  5. fireboy5722

    fireboy5722 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Yes that's causing a problem when trying to push windrows back!
     
  6. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Think you could explain that a bit better? How is it causing a problem?
     
  7. fireboy5722

    fireboy5722 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    When you start pushing a windrow out to clean up the snow rolls in front and picks up on the blade due to the hard plastic not having any give.
     
  8. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    That's not what is picking up your blade.
    If you take the deflector off entirely, you will see that it still lifts.
    You're trying to plow too hard of snow, try a bulldozer instead.
     
  9. fireboy5722

    fireboy5722 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    How is it to hard of snow it's powder? With a full blade of powder the blade will lift. I am switching to a rubber belt from a bailer going to try that see how it works. Do need a wider blade or wings:laughing lol
     
  10. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    You said that you were pushing back snow banks. Don't do that.
     
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I doubt it's picking up the plow, I bet whats happening is there's so much snow that the blade is riding up, that happens to every blade when theres a lot of snow. I would think that plastic deflector would break before it would lift a plow blade. At any rate there are places to get universal replacement rubber deflectors. I just saw a 8 or 10" wide x 10ft long on ebay for around 50 bucks. Thats my route next time I need to replace mine. I had a driver side Fisher oem rubber deflector that ripped through the holes and kept coming off and it cost me 143.00! Never again!