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Why no Meyers? Problems?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Flawless, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Flawless

    Flawless Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Why don't i see any one running Myers? Is there problems? What are they?

    Thanks, Jason
     
  2. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    lots of people run meyer plow. i don't know why you do see them. lot of people i know including me don't like to leave their plow pump and lights on the truck all the time. And to me i think its faster to unhook/hook up everything on my western plow. just my 2cents
     
  3. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I find that Meyers had been lagging behind in their plow mounting designs. The classic design has been around for 20 years, mounts are expensive when up fitting comes into play. The pumps can be tempermental if not maintained.

    Recently Meyers was experimenting with their Express system and E88 pumps, Technological nighmare!

    The one system they have IMHO is the best mounting system for upfitting in the Industry is the MD plus or MD II. Meyer never promoted it much it has a " Middle Child" conatation, but for those who understand the system it has a great deal of flexiability.
    Meyer also seems to be getting behind their Diamond Edge plows more this year than in the past, certainly one of the best trip edge plows available, just been highly overlooked by the commercial application market.

    Meyers have made some significant improvements on their pumps, the E 58 is a significantly improved model with updated valving. some of the newer models also share this new valving as well. I am of the opinion they need to get away from designing a pump with a lift cylinder, and go to a stand alone pump, which they started to do with some of their larger larger commercial duty models.

    There are a few postive things that I have found with Meyer procuts is: Parts are everywhere, They are easily repaired and updated by comparision to other brands.
     
  4. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    I bought one of there new plows its a 7.5 ft and has all the new updates on it including the new sabre 2 lights, i have 2 or 3 meyer dealers around here were i live so its easy to get parts for if needed. Alot of guys run myers around here.
     
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    Meyer are by for the most popular plow around here....easy to get parts for, from the store or from a friend....we run e60's and haved learned to keep 2 extra pumps on our shelf.....
     
  6. Flawless

    Flawless Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I agree, i keep one E60 in the back seat of the truck, 2 bolts your back on the road. Can't beat it.

    You know it's crazy i come home on a Friday night from drinking, check email this page was still up from eariler, there is 54 people loged on. Just crazy!! While i'm turning in
     
  7. 01SMOKINSD

    01SMOKINSD Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    A friend and I both bought new Meyer's last fall. They were the express mount. The is nothing on the market that can compare to the ease of install and removal. Only item left on the truck is the "push bar." Doesnt look bad at all. It has the new E86 pump which worked flawlessly. Everything is in a sealed plastic box to help protect from the elements. Bought them from a great dealer in Medina, Ohio and had the best price we could find anywhere. $3600 installed out the door for 8' straight.
     
  8. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,487

    Not sure what part of Columbus you are in, but I see them all the time.
     
  9. STREETGLIDE

    STREETGLIDE Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    i just bought a new plow from the same place in medina got mine installed for 3900.00 out the door. Very nice plows.
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Around here most people have Fisher and Boss. Meyers are not as ruged as Fisher and Boss IMO.
     
  11. Flawless

    Flawless Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    In Ohio all i see is Myers. Parts are everywere. On this website, nobody talks about them. So i didn't know if there were problems i was unaware of.

    Thanks, Jason
     
  12. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    IMHO I'd put a 8' Diamond Edge with the MDII system and a set of Saber II's up against a 8' Fisher HD MM any day! Especially on the day you want to up fit it to the next truck!
     
  13. GK Snow Removal

    GK Snow Removal Member
    Messages: 33

    Maybe it depends on where you are? Or where you can get them
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    There are a lot of Meyer plows pushing snow. The parts are readily available and they are easy to fix. They do like maintenance and perhaps there are better concepts out there but IF your dependable support dealer is a Meyer dealer it is your best choice.
     
  15. GK Snow Removal

    GK Snow Removal Member
    Messages: 33

    i think so too
     
  16. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I chose a Meyer in part because of the Express mount. The plow is on or off in 30 seconds.

    I bought it new last season and had an o-ring on the drain plug blow out. So far, that has been my only problem.
     
  17. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Western, Boss and Blizzard pretty much dominate this area. I don't think I've ever seen a Meyer. They kept sending me stuff in the mail, but the closest dealer was pretty far away.
     
  18. GK Snow Removal

    GK Snow Removal Member
    Messages: 33

    Western is very good
     
  19. GK Snow Removal

    GK Snow Removal Member
    Messages: 33

    even though i am a BOSS