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Best way to line up plow with truck

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by BPK63, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I'm looking for some suggestions for next year to make it easier to hook up the plow to the truck. Currently I have the plow on dollies and roll it up to the mounts but I have to put a bar under the thing to lift it up to align with the holes so I can put the pins in and it's a real pain sometimes. Just looking for an easier way to do this next year.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I just put mine on 2x4's. Then I just attach the chain and the hydralic hoses, then use the pump to pick the back of the plow up. Get it lined up, put in the pins and good to go. Dont forget to push the pump ram back down, and adjust your chain. This whole process takes me maybe 5 minutes
  3. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Not to be smart, but, IMO, the best way to hook up a plow to a truck is by way of a
    Western Ultra Mount. :) You NEVER have to crawl around under the truck with a pry bar or use a dolly. Again, JMO.

    I use to have Meyer plows and had the same struggle. I was soooo sick of it. When I purchased my truck in '02, I looked around at plows and when I saw how easy the Ultra Mount worked, it was a no brainer.

    I had the dolly with my Meyer also. You may want to look at putting a block of wood on the dolly that would be at the height of your truck when you take the plow off. Other than that, I agree with the hook up the chain method, as I did that on more than one occasion, too.
  4. 1sthippy

    1sthippy Member
    Messages: 85

    BPK63, Dolly and a small floor jack for my o'l speed cast. Hippy
  5. 24hrsparkey

    24hrsparkey Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    2x4's or I use firewood , and do the chain thing .............
    I'm telling ya hooking up the plow is just like hooking to a trailer hitch..... if it's "your"day its a 4 min job. If it an'nt your day its some face down action and 2 cig's.
  6. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I have dollys like this


    But I don't have the threaded rod in the one that goes on the back end. Now I'm thinking to drill and put a threaded rod in there of some kind. Ahh I feel a project coming on. :D
  7. Whip

    Whip Member
    Messages: 87

    Use your pump to do the work for you like Sydenstriker said. Lift the plow slightly to take the weight. Then you can easily move it around to line it up. Put mine on in about a minute.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You could ghost ride it in!prsport
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I have mine on a dolly cart and with a piece of 3/4 board under the a frame it gose right on in 2 minutes every time. Steve I'll post some pics tomorrow.

    TAZPUSHER Junior Member
    Messages: 25


    I built dollies for all my plows,I went to Auto Zone and picked up sissor jacks and mounted them under a frames.You can adjust a frame to your truck frame.I need to adjust mine every now and then,depends on if the trucks are loaded with salt.Try it,they don't cost that much..tazpusher
  11. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I had the wife guide me in last night (the plow - what were you thinking?)
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So you found the hole last night (for the plow pins I mean).:D
  13. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    Well I was going to work on something this summer to help align the plow better but.... Want to thank the people that suggested using the pump to lift the plow and then plug it all in. That was soooooo much easier than what I was doing. Tried that before this last storm. Worked well.
  14. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Yah have that thing to lift the plow right in the middle of the truck. I have a ridge right down the middle of my hood. I aim the truck right down the middle of the plow. Lift the plow with the chain