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Lift arm

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hot_raud, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    The lift arm on my meyer plow frame has two holes - when I bought the used plow, the pump was attached to the hole furthest from the truck. I read some where that the pump should be attached to the hole closest to the truck. The only reason I can come up with is that the plow will go up higher if the pump is in the first (closest) hole. But since my plow already goes up to the bottom of my homemade bumper, i wouldn't benefit from this. Are there any other reasons for using the closest hole instead of the further hole?
  2. Meyer/Diamond

    Meyer/Diamond Sponsor
    Messages: 15

    The hole that you use depends on what kind of lift unit you have. The "H" units (E-57H vs. E-57 or E-60H vs. E-60), are 2 inches taller than the standard height units, therefor need to connect farther out.

    Since your pump is attached to the outer hole, I would guess that you bought an MDII which does come with the taller lift unit.
  3. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    It will lift faster if you use the closer hole. But it will work the pump harder too....Rob
  4. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    If it works well in the furthest hole, use that one. As stated, its easier on the unit.