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Meyer Snow Plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Amazingearth, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Amazingearth

    Amazingearth Junior Member
    from 20132
    Messages: 23

    I have a Meyer plow with a E-58 pump. The first storm this year in November, it drained my battery and a solenoid fried. Charged the battery and replaced my solenoid. Next storm the same thing happened, tested the alternator and that said it was bad. Replaced it, two weeks later another alternator shot. Then, last night, another alternator. So I have been through two since the first of December. The alternator doesn't go out until plow is hooked up. Any idea what could be wrong?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    Plow motor? Wiring to the plow motor? Plow motor.
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    What truck? Connections clean? What size alternator? What fluid are you using in pump?
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Is your belt staying tight? You didn't say what year truck but is if you have a tensioner, is it froze up?

    Depending on your truck......

    Alternators hate heat! A slipping belt could be heating up the alternator which is transferring the heat through the rotor to the backside rotor bearing which will transfer the heat from there to the back casing which is where your diode plate and regulator sit on.
  5. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Where are you buying the alt ???