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Meyers E-47 slow lift and angle

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Bill_645, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Bill_645

    Bill_645 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Anybody else have this problem? When I first lift the blade, usually when its really cold, It lifts REALLY SLOW. I lift it a couple of times, and angle left and right a few times and it works fine there after. I have changed the fluid, use the meyers fluid. Is this a common problem, or is this somthing to keep an eye on?

    By the way, I'm pulling out my broken pivot pins out tomorrow... wish me luck! I'll be using the big torch and the big hammer! I can't wait to tackle this job (yeah right)
  2. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    does the motor have a seperate ground?
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    When you changed the fluid did you drain the angle rams too? Has it done this ever since you changed the fluid or did it start after you had pushed some snow? E-60, E-57 or E-47?
  4. Bill_645

    Bill_645 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Drained everything, Its done this the past 2 seasons even though I have changed the fluid. It only seems to do it when I first start up in the morning (usually when its 25 dgs. or colder). I lift the blade, angle it right and left a couple of times, drop it, lift it again, drop it and then lift it one more time. On the last lift it seems OK, and then I dont have any problems. Could it be that the fluid is just cold? I'm using the Meyers fluid.

    Its not a real problem (yet), I'm wondering if its a symptom of a future problem.
  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Bill sit outside over nite and see how stiff you are (LOL) yea its just cold fluid. After i start all my stuff i do a walk around raise and lower side to side push pull just to check the equipment so its normal for the meyers..
  6. Bill_645

    Bill_645 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the replies everybody.
  7. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335


    I still have 1 meyer on 1 of my plow trucks it is e-47 and i think it is rather slow but , i wouldnt worry to much.If your running meyer products and you hit your switch and it works feel real good about it.