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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by mpriester, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    i bought a used meyer 90" plow complete with mounts and harness for my truck, i only paid $850.00 for the set up and maybe another $150.00 for new lights and all the mounting bolts. well today i finished installing it and to my surprise it worked perfectly, now granted i have to flush the system and clean the filters as i noticed milky looking fluid and i will be replacing the top and bottom nose plates as i saw a crack in the top plate and the mount holes are badly worn and will replace the pivot pins and tubes which is no real problem as i have a mig and have access to a stick welder. all in all i will have around $1200.00 tied up in it and couldn't be happier and have got 2 commercial contracts for this winter totalling around 14000 sq ft. each which will help me recover my investment and also gain an education and maybe even make a couple bucks. this is my first year plowing snow with my truck and i am looking forward to snow for once. If i rambled on a bit i apologise as i got a new toy to play with. i thank everyone on this site for the help as i read a lot of threads on this and you were all very helpful. Thank You Again, Mike
  2. wellnermp

    wellnermp Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 102

    I used to have that exact same set up. It was a good rig.
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Sounds like your on your way to having a good year, get your fluid changed and you will be set.
    Do you have any pic of your project?
  4. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    no pics yet.i'm gonna take the a frame off it this week to change the nose plates and the king bolt and when i put it back together and on the truck i will take a couple pictures.
  5. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    i took the a frame off and its a good thing i did as the pivot pins literally fell out of the sector, the pin tube walls are split and about 1/16" thick, these things are shot. the underside of the top nose plate is cracked clear across. if i would have used it as is it may have fallen off the truck the first time out and that would have spoiled my day. i have all the parts now i got to put them on.
  6. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    its ready, now all i need is snow. as you can see in the photo i added a 3rd spring. Thanks For Looking. Mike



  7. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Mpriester, did you have to cut the bumper up on your Silverado to get the mount on?
  8. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    No, i just took off the lower valance. Mike
  9. gwhalen3

    gwhalen3 Member
    Messages: 99

    How are you truck lights on as well as the plow lights? Just curious.
  10. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    those are only the marker lights on as they are wired with the truck marker lights and turn signals, the plow headlights are wired using a on off on toggle switch and relays and this gives me both high and low beam on the plow lights so all i have to do is flip the switch for the plow headlights and turn off the truck headlights. when i bought the plow it didn't have any lights and i wasn't paying 400.00 for a set of night sabers so i wired my headlights seperate. it cost me just under $100.00 this way. its just a standard sealed beam headlight that can be bought at any parts store when it burns out. Mike