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Meyer E47 Snowplow Not Lifting Propably

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Larry45, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Larry45

    Larry45 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    I have a Meyer E47 snowplow and when I'm out doing some plowing, now and then the plow sometimes wont raise, if you keep trying eventually it will work and go up. The worst is on really cold days (-20 for example) then it wont raise at all. You can hear the plow motor go when you push the switch to raise it, but it doesn't go up. What may be the problem? Is it the pump? Will the fluid in it cause this if it is old or maybe dirty (little bit of moisture/water in it). I bought the plow used so I am not really sure when the fluid was changed. It use to work fine (but I always thought it was a little slow raising). The plow is probably about 15 years old. Thanks in advance for any help I can get on this issue.
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    if you have a salamander heater put it on these for a while ,if it gets better it's probably freezing.might need a flush and fill . :salute:
  3. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Good rule of thumb is to change out the fluid every year. With it being that cold too she might slow down some but the E47 arent fast moving pumps anyways.