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What is the cause of my blade laying back to far?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by LesleinLawn, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    My blade is laying back to far. As you will see in the pictures my blade is leaned back, almost as if there is pressure backwards. Like in the picture of the springs, its almost like their is something pulling the top of the board is being pulled back towards the truck.

    What is wrong here. I do not see anything bent. I do not see what the problem is myself, but I know there is one. Look how low the a frame is sitting to the ground. The whole thing is racked back.

    Please tell me why!!!

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  2. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    look here at the return springs. They are like compressed, like being pulled back towards the truck

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  3. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    see how low!!!

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  4. Sonic Buzz

    Sonic Buzz Member
    Messages: 38

    The same thing happend to me you need to check for stops the blade went back to far after it triped, and i was stumped but some 1 on here told me to hook a chain in 1 of the feet throw the chain back towards the front over and rap it around the tree and back up loosen springs first but if you go back a ways you will find what he told me
     
  5. Sonic Buzz

    Sonic Buzz Member
    Messages: 38

    also looks like u need a new cutting edge make sure u get the stops fixed or it will keeep doing the same thing
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    To much lift chain shorten it up a little
     
  7. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    When mine did that I found some cracks in the moldboard where the sector mounts. I had to remove the sector from the moldboard to repair it
     
  8. jwkv

    jwkv Member
    Messages: 58

    breaks or bend will do it.
     
  9. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Mine was like that......It was bent. ...I undid the springs, leaned it forward and welded in a couple pieces of 1/2" steel. That fixed it.
     
  10. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 81

    I had the same issue, this only occurs on the S series plows. I unhooked the trip springs and found that the stops (ablut 3" wide and 4" tall were not stopping the blade when it returned. I welded another flat steel piece on each end where sector is to stop the return and that corrected the problem. PS to see what angle for the blade, look at the shoe mount and that should be paraelle to the ground.

    Good luck.
     
  11. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I got it

    While laying in bed last night i figured your problem out. It is the pivot pins on the moldboard. I had a bunch of these snap because they rust and the board cant pivot. I cut a hole in the board and heat up where the pin goes through the board. Install new pin with loys of Never Sieze (my best friend)
     
  12. brett.archer

    brett.archer Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    this happens to me sometimes, i push the bottom of the plow up against a curb and that usually pushes it back. Hassle.
     
  13. brett.archer

    brett.archer Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Where do I find the pivot pins?
     
  14. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

  15. w4hyi

    w4hyi Member
    Messages: 60

    If u want a cheap fix and u have a welder take the springs off push the blade foward and weld angle cross the front of the turn table that will stop the plow from folding backwards
     
  16. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Been there and tried this. This will be a temparary fix at best until the pins break and the blade is hanging there by the springs and the angle cylinders. Fix it right so it will last and be trouble free.
     
  17. w4hyi

    w4hyi Member
    Messages: 60

    what do the pins have to do with it folding backwards it the stops they are worn out the angle will act as the stops
     
  18. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    The worn pins allow the blade to shift forward and jump over the stops. If you disassemble the blade(remove the springs) and fold it forward there will be a ton of play in the pivot pins. You will then see why it jumps over the stops. This is a very common problem with Meyers plows.
     
  19. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Your plow is broke.
     
  20. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    you hit the nail on the head.

    $200 later and all is good, Thanks