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New to me, plow doesn't work.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by torqued, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. torqued

    torqued Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm new here and I'm glad to see a site that can teach me about plowing. I just bought a used Meyer ST 7.5 EZ Mount Classic. I have a 2005 Dodge 2500 Cummins. The plow set up came off a 2005 power wagon with 10479 miles and looks like it was kept in a garage.

    Here's the problem. I installed everything by the instructions I got from the net. The plow doesn't worki. Thet motor doesn't come on, unless I jump the solenoid. It has an E-57 pump with an Electro Touch controller. The weird thing is that if I switch the controller on with the switch on it, It powers up the the radio and the interior of the truck.

    Do you think the controller might be bad or did i do something wrong?

    Thanks for all the help to come.

  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Did you use the Meyer Instructions?
    I think you have something hooked up wrong.
    Or a bad/missing ground.
    Go back over you installation.
  3. torqued

    torqued Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I used the meyer instructions. Blue wire to a ignition(key on) source. Orange wire to the battery and the white wire to the seloniod.

  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    Sorry I can't help you with your problem. I pay someone else to mount my blades. Just a word of advice though, go easy with that plow. It's not a bad plow, but if you push it too hard with that truck you'll wrap up the blade like tin foil.
  5. torqued

    torqued Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the input. Since I live on the coast of NC, we only get a couple snow falls a year of 2"-6" I have only seen 1 other plow in my area,, so this might be a good money making thing.

    Is there another Meyer mold board that will replace the one I have that is better? 8.5' would be great.

    I did get the plow fixed and working last night. Me being dumb, I put the blue wire on the positive side of the battery instead of the negitive. I'm not used to installing a wire to the ground side of the battery.

    Thanks CRIS.
  6. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Good you have it going. :D
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    No he won't. I've had an st on an 01 since new plowing commercial. 0 issues
  8. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    yep - wrong side of battery. Makes for a funny story most of the time
  9. torqued

    torqued Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Now that I own a plow in will never snow in eastern north carolina again. MY LUCK.

  10. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,979

    that's a good thing unless your looking to make money at it!
  11. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    I've got a 03 w/cummins... you are going to want a bigger plow. :waving:
    My 8' wide, 29" tall is too small IMHO. I hate driving around curves and running over my own piles. I'm not sure if I'm going to get wings or just upgrade plows next year. You can stick about 2000lbs in the very back of the bed and drive though a house and you may not even know it. :laughing:
    Really, the plow you have will be fine. There will be a point with big snows that you will want a bigger plow. I almost got a Myers Lot Pro but I wanted down pressure so it was SN.
    Then again you will figure out for some driveways bigger may not be better.
    Good Luck.
  12. torqued

    torqued Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Like I said I may get 2 snow falls of 4" if I'm lucky. I'm from CT and miss the snow real bad:(