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Installing a used Meyer plow, any tips?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by outdoors017, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. outdoors017

    outdoors017 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am just beging to install a used meyer E-47 plow on my older 1989 Dodge 3/4 ton truck. I had to rebuild the lectric motor the commutator cap was cracked and what a pain the brushes were to hold down. The fram went on fine but the wireing is a head scratcher for this carpenter. If anyone can provide insight, diagrams, or hints It will save me and my family sleepless nights and maybe I will be ready for the New England winter. I think the old wireing was faulty because the wires are cut and spliced all over. I did order a new harness for the motor and I have the toggle controls.
    Thanks to anyone who can assist.
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
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  3. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Welcome to Plowsite! Chuck Smith (one of the moderators here) has a site: www.snowplowing-contractors.com where you should be able to find some Meyer info.
  4. outdoors017

    outdoors017 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    thanks a lot you have been very helpful!
  5. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Push come to shove, Email Chuck Smith.
    If he can't answer it, it cannot be answered.

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    next time you need to remove the brushes in that motor you can use a gm window handle tool to hold them down it works very good(the tool is originally used to remove clip that holds handle to the regulator)
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I have made harnesses before but the best bet is just to buy a new harness from a Meyer dealer. Only costs like $40. If you wanted to you could update to a joystick for a little more money. The new harness and a diagram will make hookup easy.
  8. johngus

    johngus Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    If you call Meyer,they will send you the service manual for free.There's a guy on ebay selling them for 15-20 dollars.figure that out when the manual says it's $4.
  9. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Maybe he is selling it as an antigue. LOL lots of stuf on ebay not to buy. Hard part is finding the good stuff.