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E-60 question compared to E-47

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by mkeats, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. mkeats

    mkeats Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2

    Hello, I just purchased a new E-60 unit and am using it with a slik switch. Below is an email I sent to Meyers tech. Can anyone confirm that this is "normal" operation when using the E-60 with a slik switch. Doesn't the E-60 operate the same as an E-47????

    My email to Meyers tech dept.:
    I just purchase a brand new E-60 unit. When I angle plow to left
    and release the left switch, plow gently stops angling left. However, when I
    angle plow to the right and release switch, plow stops angling right very
    abruptly and momentarily seems to want to angle back to the left. When the
    right angle switch is released the plow stops angling to the right so
    abruptly that it seems that the fluid being release by the opposite ram is
    not being allowed to flow back enough to allow for the momentum of the angle
    right movement. I am positive that the slik switch is working correctly. It
    seems that the fluid is not being allowed to pass through the retracting
    cylinder to accommodate the momentum of the right angle operation. Any
    suggestions on what may need to be replaced or do I have to return the
    entire unit?
    Meyers responded:
    It is working normally with a slick stick. Angle left is motor only and
    angle right is motor a C solenoid. When angle right is activated the motor
    and C solenoid are energized and when the switch is released the motor
    coasts to a stop and continues to push fluid. This will cause the plow to
    want to go left. A Touchpad has timers built into it so you do not see that
    I replied again to Meyers:
    Thank you for the quick response. I am still a little confused. Does the
    E-60 operate the same as the E-47, as when the angle right is activated the
    motor and C solenoid are energized and when the switch is released the motor
    will coast to a stop and continues to push fluid? Is the hydraulic flow the
    same as the E-47's. I have five trucks equipted with E-47's and slik switchs
    and do not have that "abrupt" stop either angling left or right. As per the
    service manual specs, it apears to me that both units have the same design
    chacteristics. The way this unit stops so abrubtly has me concerned that I
    may not be explaining the symptoms well enough to you. If you could further
    clarify I would greatly appreciate it as I do not have access to another
    E-60 to test.
    Thank you everyone in the forums!
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2006
  2. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Get a touch pad and your prob will go away...Rob
  3. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Yes it is normal, and I have never had any problems with any of my units using the slik stik
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's completly normal. I used to run a E47 and a slick stik.Then I upgraded to the E60 and I noticed right away that mine did the same thing. It has to do with the volume of fluid that the bigger pump and motor of the E60.The reason you dont notice the quick stop with an E47 is the E47 has a much smaller pump and motor and of course it doesn't move the blade nearly as fast.With the larger pump/motor of the E60 when your angling the blade of course it's moving alot faster, so when you let go of the slik stick going right the C coil "slams shut" and all that pressure that the big pump and motor are making has nowhere to go. If you go with a touch pad like Rodhollar said, it won't do that since the T pad has a timer in it that when you let off the right angle button the timer hold the C coil open for an extra second,just long enough for the pump/motor to come to a stop before closing the C coil.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2006
  5. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I recently posted the same thing entitled "E47 smooth left jerky right " :D
  6. mkeats

    mkeats Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2

    Thanks everyone.

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply to my problem. What a great resource it is to be able to ask others here for help. Thanks again!
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No problem Mk,that's why I joined up myself.