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what to look for

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Detroitdan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I'm thinking about buying a Jeep with an old Meyers 6.5 on it. I know absolutely nothing about Meyers, never owned one before. Just wondering if there is anything I need to know to look out for when I go to look at it. Any common problems that I'd need to possibly repair/replace before putting it to work? It would be primarily my cleanup rig, but I have a driveway or two that are miserable for my big truck to do. So it wouldn't be doing a ton of plowing (especially this year), but it would need to be fairly reliable.
    I don't know what year the plow is, but the Jeep is an 86 and the plow looks pretty old, it has the old round lights. It is power angle at least.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Two biggest problem point's on the older Meyer blade's are the center pivot bolt (check the bolt and the bolt hole) If left unfixed the bolt will push right out through the nose plate.The other thing is the blade pivot pin's and pivot tube's.They either wear out or the pins rust in the tube's and the blade won't trip when it needs too,and if it does trip with the pin's froze up they usually twist the pins right off.Other than that, there no different than any other brand of blade when checking one for problem's.
     
  3. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    And dont forget to check the frame on the jeep it self. Pay attention to the back half of the frame.
     
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Ain't that the truth. I've looked at quite a few, and almost all of them are rotted back there. If they aren't then they are out of my price range.
    Thanks for the help!