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I just bought a 2001 ford excursion and it came with a 8.6ft Fisher mm1 v plow that hasn't been used in a few years. It has a 6 button western hand held controller which I've never seen before and a 4 port isolation module. I plan to hook it up tomorrow after work and see what it does. It's a 3 plug set up. Anyone have any experience with these and tips/advice.
 

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Pretty straight forward. They're not as quick as the xv & xv2s but it's a v plow, still better than a straight blade. Your wiring will run a straight blade as well, if you ever feel the need. You just need a straight blade controller & plug in adapter. If you have issues with it, just yell.
 

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My first two plows were MM1 V’s (Fisher called them EZV’s. Kinda confusing since they came out with a half ton V plow a year or two ago and also called it the EZV, so make sure you specify when you order parts). I bought them used, and both did lots of work for me and didn’t ask for much in return. Plenty reliable and good scrape. The only issue that I can think of is they had a 5 piece cutting edge that included a thick rubber flap in the middle and a bracket on either wing to hold it in place. I could still get the entire 5 piece cutting edge a few years ago but I’m not sure if you can still get them. I ended up just having my steel shop cut both edges and then I made my own flap out of 1/2” conveyor belt. Total cost was around $100 bucks if I remember right. Anyways, i liked mine and neither gave me issues
 

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My first two plows were MM1 V's (Fisher called them EZV's. Kinda confusing since they came out with a half ton V plow a year or two ago and also called it the EZV, so make sure you specify when you order parts). I bought them used, and both did lots of work for me and didn't ask for much in return. Plenty reliable and good scrape. The only issue that I can think of is they had a 5 piece cutting edge that included a thick rubber flap in the middle and a bracket on either wing to hold it in place. I could still get the entire 5 piece cutting edge a few years ago but I'm not sure if you can still get them. I ended up just having my steel shop cut both edges and then I made my own flap out of 1/2" conveyor belt. Total cost was around $100 bucks if I remember right. Anyways, i liked mine and neither gave me issues
That's exactly what that is, an original EzV. The new ones are trash imo, they're marketed for small trucks & SUVs that can't handle the XVs. Ever seen one in person? I'm pretty sure a non stick frying pan has more heft to it than those things. I looked everywhere for the "Made In China" label. Yes, cutting edge were a PITA with those, I know they can still be had at secondary shops, but you're correct, there are cheaper alternatives.
 

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I had an EZV as well. HATED the little rubber flap! Always left a trail of snow. It worked well for me all the years I had it until I couldn’t pass up a deal on an XV. Hey Ryan, hope you are well….
 

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I hooked up the plow. controller turns and when I press any buttons it turns back off. Let's start here lol
 

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I hooked up the plow. controller turns and when I press any buttons it turns back off. Let's start here lol
Take the connections off at the truck battery and then retighten them.
 

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Fixed that, was the ground. Not motor spins but plow does nothing
 

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Bad/low fluid
Frozen fluid due to water intrusion(if it’s cold where you are)
Plugged filter in the reservoir (beneath motor)
Air in lines
Does motor sound healthy when it spins?
Is there a major voltage drop when you run the plow(lights dim, truck engine slows, blower motor slows)?

where it hasn’t been run in a few years I’d drop the reservoir(not hard) and clean it good. This is where crud and water/ice end up. This will also expose the filter and you can pull it and clean it. Reassemble and refill with fluid and try again.
 

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Seems healthy, fluid is full, no real noticable voltage drops. Could be a filter im gonna keep screwing with it
 

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Anybody have a wiring schematic for this thing
 

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See page 18
 

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The motor spins but plow does not move. Unless you guys have anymore ideas I'm gonna throw in the towel. I don't have the patience or knowledge for this lol
 

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If memory serves me correctly, all the valves have battery power, and the controller puts the commanded function to ground. Remove the cover at the valves, using a test light, one side of all the valves should have power.
 

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It's now working properly just very slowly, seems to have been air bound
 

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I haven't opened it up, the ground on the motor got very hot and started melting so I'm walking away from it for today. It's gonna get dark Soon anyway
 
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