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Need Help with Meyer E-47 Problems.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Jason Pallas, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I've got a couple of Meyer E-47 problems that I need help with. Any input or direction is greatly appreciated.

    #1) I've got a plow that angles right fine. However, frequently when I angle it to the left, the plow will stick/stop whenever it's angled all the way to the left. Then it won't angle back to the right/becomes stuck (it will however lift and drop fine - and the motor/pump does run when I'm trying to angle back right). After a couple tries (sometimes a dozen or so), the plow will then angle back to the right / un-stick. The plow only becomes stuck when it's angled all the way over to the left. If I stop just short of the extreme left, I can go back right fine. Any suggestions as to what this may be? Crossover valve? BYW - the rams look to be in really good condtion and I just changed all the plow fluid in the pump and the rams.

    #2) Different E-47 - on the valve body there are 4 different hex bolts that hold the valve body to the pump. When I angle to the right, the top right hand hex bolt begins to leak fluid. I know that these bolts are only for mounting - and there don't appear to be any seals/o-rings on them. Anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this seepage/leaking?

    #3) Finally, on a E-47 (same plow as in problem #1). Motor seems to run fine and the plow operates pretty good (maybe a just tad bit on the slow side). However the top of the motor seems to be a lot hotter than the other plows. Do you think, it maybe time to replace the brushes on this motor?

    Any help/advice/direction is greatly appreciated - my time is really limited and I'd greatly like to reduce the troubleshooting here.
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    #1) My experience with this problem was caused by the check valves built into the hose quick connects. I have had problems with aftermarket connectors and now only buy Meyer brand.

    #2) The fluid ports between the sump base and the angle block have o-rings. You could have a bad o-ring, and I have also seen broken sump bases causing leaking between the base and angle block.

    #3) For the price of a new motor I would just replace it. It could be just brushes, but the armature can be scored too.
  3. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I totaly agree with Lawnmedic......Rob
  4. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Thanks guys - really appreciate the help. I think you're right. Unfortunately the one hex bolt has stripped and I can't get the valve body removed - so I'll just have to live with the leak for now and hope it doesn't get any worse. Thanks again guys.
  5. Big Nate's Plowing

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

    buy a 7/16" drill bit and stick it in the hole and measure back 3/8" on the bit and mark it with a sharpie marker, drill until you hit the mark and then tap the valve body with a dead blow hammer and slide it off, take vice grips and remove whats left of the boltpumpkin:
  6. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Nate - Thanks! That's a great idea. I was stuck on how to get this one out. Thanks again.