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What plow do I have?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by GingerKid, May 11, 2013.

  1. GingerKid

    GingerKid Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm trying to figure out what plow is on my truck in case I have to source some replacement parts. (great idea at the end of the season, huh?). I know the engine-driven pump, and all the valves and controls are Fisher, but I can't find any fisher blades, or any blades really, that look like this one. It's a 7.6 blade and the thing that's throwing me off is that the trip springs aren't vertical like most blades, they're horizontal garage door style ones at the bottom of the blade. Any ideas on what I have?

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  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Can't vouch for the truckside as you don't have any pics of it but the blade was made by Diamond.
     
  3. GingerKid

    GingerKid Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    The truckside mount is either home-made or adapted from a mount that didn't originally fit the truck by the looks of it. I was mostly concerned about being able to buy replacement trip springs. The cylinders I can get rebuild locally and the wiring I did myself. There isn't much else to fail. I'm curious now though if the pump and valves look like Fisher or if they're Diamond too.

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  4. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Can I see the headgear? Thats back when Diamond was technically Fisher. Diamonds had a different headgear and blade, but a Fisher would pin right in and vice-versa. The hydraulics on both were Fisher.
     
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I was going to guess that was a modified fisher but I think 06Sierra is right. It looks to be an old diamond.
     
  6. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,342

    Yup. Diamond blade with fisher stuff. You can get the springs online. Search diamond trip springs. They are fun to replace with the cotter pins and tubes inside the springs. These plows are tanks.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Remember the hook they gave you to pull the pins out?
     
  8. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374





    Then after you lost the hook you had to make a new one outa rebar...........:salute:
     
  9. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,342

    To the Op. See link in my signature for the conversion of my diamond plow to minute mount set up.
    Also the Old Diamonds will fit up without modification to a fisher speedcast pusher frame in which you have in those pictures. These were NOT made by Fisher back then. They were made by Diamond. Diamond was started by employees who used to work for Fisher back in the '70's.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  10. GingerKid

    GingerKid Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Here's a pic of the headgear. Like I said, it looks like someone fabbed it up themselves. Very solid, just not too pretty. I'll look into the minute mount conversion, thanks for the heads up.

    I like the hook idea to pull the pins. I've gotten annoyed when I can't get them lined up right to pull them out easily and I have to bang them out with a hammer from the other side.

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