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older Meyer electrolift setup question

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by nedplow, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm new to the list and just bought an old Powerwagon that happened to come with an old dismantled Meyer plow and motor/pump. The pump/motor says "Electrolift electric hydraulic snowplow for Meyer snowplow". There's a model number of "E-5" i think as well. I don't know what year it is, but here's a small description. (ANY help with how to hook this thing up and make it work for me would be greatly appreciated.)

    The pump is cable-activated (push-pull) design...it only goes up or down--no angling of the plow blade. There is a positive battery bolt on the top of the plow motor and the ground is near the base of the hydraulic pump. When I connect it up to the battery, the motor runs LOUD and the pull/push cable that is supposed to make the plow go up or down does nothing. I'm not sure if I need a solenoid to install between the battery and the motor or if I'm missing another part altogether.

    Thanks in advance.
    I've attached a picture of the motor (excuse the poor picture quality).

  2. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    old electorlift

    The old myers electrolifts had a cable operated valve combined with a metal push button which would mount inside the cab. When you want to raise the plow you would push forward on the lever and the cable would shut the lock valve and at a certain point of travel the lever would hit the push button and that would work the solenoid to get the motor to fire to riase the plow. You do not connect the motor directly to a battery, it runs through a solenoid.

    To lower the plow, you would pull back on the same lever and it would open the lock valve on the pump assembly and lower the blade.

    I had one once for about a day on a jeep, got rid of it as soon as I could get a Monarch Hylo belt driven pump. This thing draws plenty of amps and the no angle issue is bad if you want to make time when plowing.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Those Meyer lifts are good for one thing. They make an excellent boat anchor. Meyer hasn't built that lift for about 20 years and there are no parts available. If you plan on doing any serious plowing, ditch that lift and get an E-47, E-57 or an E-60. Then add some rams to your plow, so you can angle it from the comfort of a warm truck cab.
  4. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    This is what I started with in 1986. My Dad had it on his 1958 Jeep. Its basically a FORD starter motor (very high Amperage).

    It was slow, weak, and really dimmed the headlights when you raised it.

    Its good points are.....

    Simple operation.

    Easily rebuildable motor.

    Nice on stone lots and driveways, as you could feather the drop, and just tap the button to lift every now and then.

    As much as I enjoy nostalgia, go with a newer style lift. But put this one on Ebay, never know who would still want one! LOTS were made!

    Oh, the memories!
  5. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    older meyer POS

    It looks just like the starter on the truck it's on, funny.

    I'll hook it up to a solenoid this weekend and see how/IF it works. I have no cash to buy anything else at this point, and it's only for plowing my 300 foot dirt driveway (and maybe a neighbors as well) so maybe it'll be fine for that purpose.
    Ebay is a good idea. Lots of stuff on there!

    thanks all for the advice.
  6. Murf67

    Murf67 Member
    Messages: 38

    There are a couple of T5's on e-bay this week just put in Snow Plow Motor under search....
  7. Murf67

    Murf67 Member
    Messages: 38

  8. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    they no longer make the e47
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

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

    I can still order them, and they are a dime a dozen used;)
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i can get e47's
  11. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Murf67's T5?

    Murf67, i'm interested in your T5 if you still want to get rid of it.
    one question though, do you have the solenoid that makes it work? I have a newer type solenoid for newer pumps that doesn't work with the one i have. My T5 is busted anyway.
  12. Murf67

    Murf67 Member
    Messages: 38

    I don't have the selenoid but the pump is in great shape...give me your E-mail and I will send some pics...
  13. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

  14. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Murf67, your email is down...

    email me what you would want for the T5.
    I've tried two emails and i get a reply saying it couldn't be sent.
    Does the pump really work well?
  15. nedplow

    nedplow Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    can't email you Murf67

    AOL isn't letting me email you. It keeps sending back my emails, but I'm getting your emails...
  16. grave digger

    grave digger Junior Member
    from Omro WI
    Messages: 1

    plow pump t5

    Do you still have a t5 pump? grave digger
  17. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    is this a 6 volt motor ?the only t-5 's i have seen were 6 volt the t-6 was 12 volt the start switch was like what was used on older fenner stone 12 dc power packs on lift gates. just two stud's and a push top buyers products has them alot of companys make them,beldon ,Granger's,borg warner,ect they.used what looked like a older lawn mower throttle control to push the cable and push against the start switch.it was great in its time but now last resort or just needed something to do?