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why is everone down on meyers here...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by daveintoledo, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 115

    where im at, 9 out of 10 plows are meyers.......
     
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    They are good strong plows, but their hydralics are slow and the electrical leaves ALOT to be desired. Mine has let me down sooooooooooooo many friggin times!!! I cant wait till I save enough $$$$ to buy a Boss
     
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    mine is on order so i hope it does the job. this site makes me nervous but meyer had the best dealer around.
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    It just seems like they're always playing "catch up". They're not industry leaders, they are industry followers. Have they ever come up with something that was revolutionary? I highly doubt it.

    With that having been said, I do own a couple Meyer products. I've got a 7' 6" blade on my skid steer and a V box spreader. Got them both for $100 so even though they're junk I couldn't go wrong.
     
  5. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    3 seasons into a Meyer that I bought used and not 1 problem. And I use the "scary" E47 pump. I'll buy another.
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    that makes me feel a lil better :waving:
     
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 115

    makes me feel better too..

    mine is being installed monday...... like i said, so many aroud here , and the dealer is the most reputable around here also.....

    maybe i worry too much...:confused:
     
  8. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 115

    my thinking...

    sometimes being the leader in new technology isnt all that its cracked up to be, maybe....tried and true methods dont get recalled...hahaahhahha
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    when your spendn 4k on something its easy to get worried :nod: :cry:
     
  10. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    the meyer plows are the most common around my part of the country too,

    there ain't nothin wrong with them we use them pretty argressivly and we have only bent 1moldboard


    i do have experiance with most of them we have BLIZZARD,WESTERN,DIAMOND,MEYER,VIKING,NORTHMAN, the blizzard and viking is by far the heaviest plow(blizzard ~1700lb) the meyer's are a little light duty in my opinion, but the meyer is the ONLY plow we bought locally,
     
  11. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I think Meyer is an Ohio based company, might explain why there are lots of them around your area. 9 out of 10 plows in New England are Fisher, which is a Maine based company, or at least the sticker on my plow says Rockland Maine. Lot's of Meyer plows around here too. They are probably fine, but look a little too light in my opinion. Nothing fancy about them, but they push snow and I guess that's all that matters.
     
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Just look at all of the "Meyer wont lift, angle etc." threads. I HAD one once! Like many have said, it failed me in so many bad situations.
     
  13. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    There easy to work on, easy to get parts for. but if not maintained they can be a pain. Like I tell everyone else go with what you can get parts for the quickest and easiest. There are atleast 4 different places around here that I can go to in a 20 mile radius and get any part for.
     
  14. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 115

    thank you...

    for all you opinions.......:)
     
  15. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    It because they are yellow....Who wants a yellow plow....?
     
  16. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We have myers for many years, and thats all we own, we have neve had any main problems with ours.

    Theyre like any thing else, if u beat up on them, your going to have problems
     
  17. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 115

    hahahaahahh

    man, i cant stop laughing at the little dude stuck to the pole.....like the movie A Christmas Story...... :AKA youll shot your eye out.....AKA the b.b. gun movie/////

    :salute

    as far as light duty goes, thats good, this is going on a 1993 ford f 150....so weight was an issue
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2007
  18. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    I run two Meyer plows and haven't had any serious issues or down time with either, The
    E47 pump is alot slower than theE60.
     
  19. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    There still yellow......:jester:
     
  20. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    the village of schaumburg uses mostly all meyer plows. ill never buy one, i never heard much good about them. Plus I grew up to my Dad always saying to never buy a yellow plow! haha GO RED! if they work for you, then thats good, someone has to keep them in business.