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Electric quick connect question

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dave_dj1, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

  2. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    well after some digging I found that they are for crimping and the tool to do this size is super expensive! $260.00 :mechanic:
  3. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    I looked into this a little while back as well till I saw the price on the crimper. Must be gold plated
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

  5. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i solder them.
    just because they say they are crimp connectors does not mean you can not solder them
  6. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I've done them with a vise or vise grips also.
  7. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    B&B, have you used one of the hammer crimpers? Instead of hammering I wonder if I could use it in my press?

    I have a couple op pairs of old bolt cutters, hmmmmmmmm, grind them to conform and use them as a crimper? We shall see!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  8. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    I have used the hammer crimp tools in the press and it works well, if the cable of off the truck! I like the idea of grinding the bolt cutters. Just make sure you get the opening the correct size, I have seen so many loose crimps, makes life difficult sometimes.
  9. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    i crimp, solder, and moisture proof heat shrink. o.... and dont forget to add dielectric to the contacts :)
  10. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    i have soldered them with no problems and to crimp them all you need is a BLUNT chisel or even a vice, when i used them i would crimp and solder them, if you crimp them use die electric grease.i only used them on electric lifts that were inside, i don't know how the plastic will take sub zero temperature over a period of time(it could become brittle and crack)
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I highly recommend solder and heat shrink. You can use a hammer style crimper (yes they work in a press) but you will get less corrosion and better contact with solder.
  12. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    I always use dielctric grease. I've seen the debate on solder vs crimp in another forum, I suppose for as little as this will get used soldering should be fine.
    thanks guys,
  13. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    ok we use those conectors on all our tow trucks for the jumper cable conections--- all we do is put in a vice and use a blunt chisel to crimp one side then heat shrink them-- as far as corrosion and cracking from cold we have had no problems and some of our trucks are 10 yrs old