Picked up a New Diamond Today

GeoffD

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I picked up another new Diamond 9' today. Went with the pull away mounting system.

Everything looked good on the truck. However I ordered the touch pad, and ended up getting the new style one. I asked my dealer if he had any of the older styles, and he said no. They do use the same plug, so I guess I will have to see how it works.

Anyone else have the new style touch pad?

Geoff
 

CT18fireman

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Western CT
Call Southford Garage in CT. I know that they have some in stick. I am not sure how the new one works sompared to the old.

Youi went with the new MDII system or the old Meyer style pull away? I like the looks of the new system.
 

cat320

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stoneham,ma
I was at the chevey dealer the other day and I saw 2 chevy dumps both with duramaxes.One had the MDII and the other had the fisher set up.I could not belive the difference between the too.The fisher set up had alot of room under the mounting hook up as the diamond did not.Now I have a diamond on my chevy now.In one way I liked the fisher for havinf move room under the mount.
 

CT18fireman

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Western CT
Cat

Not sure by what you mean about room under the mount. Do you mean ground clearance?

Geoff I always thought the old style was just like the Meyer. Though the lift frame is the same I noticed that the lower truck frame is much better then the Meyer style. I really like the Diamond blade. Though I have not plowed with it. I need to get a truck to get this plow mounted on.
 

DaveO

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Ma.
New Diamond

Geoff,

I looked over a new Diamond 8 ft the other day. I was impressed. The moldboard looked very strong, with the largest curl I have seen. Also the stainless steel pins are a plus. The E60 pump has a good rep. Only drawback was the truck mount, it was low on an 250 SD, would have liked more ground clearence. Overall maybe the best straight blade going.

Dave
 
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GeoffD

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Fisher Ground Clearance:

I think fisher provides great ground clearance to:

Dodge
GMC
Chevy

The plow mounts of these trucks mount close to the frame, providing max ground clearance.

However remember the Old Style F Sereis.

That high riding F 350 Pick UP, the Fisher mounts actually decreased ground clearance. Fisher mounts have to be a 14" or so from the ground. The F 350 sat high, there for required the mounts to drop lower. Thus the mounts for the F 350 might have actually decreased ground clearance. IMO

Geoff
 

CT18fireman

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Western CT
I have the old style F350's. I find that the ground clearance with the mount is still higher then my friends with Chevies.

I think that the Fisher mount being closer to the frame prevents "leveraging" on the front end of the truck. With the western mount the plow forces are very low to the ground.
 

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