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Why are my hoses so long??

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by AFM Contracting, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting Member
    Messages: 92

    I just got my plow hooked up and when I connected my lines i realized one of my angle hoses is WAY too long. Im going to take a picture but any suggestions?
     
  2. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    the old school behind the bumper plows had 45'' hoes and the e-z Mount has 40'' or 42'' hoses other than that i know nothing
     
  3. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting Member
    Messages: 92

    its a meyer classic mount and my right angle hose goes up from the angle ram, up and over the lightbar and back down to the pump. its like 4+ feet long
     
  4. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    wow thats long i buy my hoses from a place called J.Thomas Distributors - Premium Parts for Outdoor Power Equipment
    it but in my opinion they are brake line quality i've had them for 4 years and no problems
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    Napa makes hoses
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,881

    Is it really a problem having a long hose? ;) ;)
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    nope i dont think so
     
  8. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Quit your bragging.:)
     
  9. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting Member
    Messages: 92

    It wasnt that is was too long, it was I had one too many. there was a female coupler on the pump for one angle hose, and a hose threaded directly onto the pump with a 90degree swivel with a male on the other end, and from the angle ram a hose with a female on the other end.
     
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I used to have 2 long hoses!
    Make sure you secure to hose away from the plow's moving parts. I killed one when it got pinched. I then used a lenght of dog chain with the clip on the end secured to the lift frame. I put a big key ring on the hose and clipped the chain to it so the hose would not sag / stray into the moving parts.