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Should I Worry About a lot of Side to Side Wiggle on the Plow When it is Raised?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by olesnowpatrol, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. olesnowpatrol

    olesnowpatrol Member
    Messages: 35

    Seems like there is too much of a gap on top/bottow of king pin connection area....or is that a design feature. Older plow/new plower....so any advice is appreciated.
  2. bdryer

    bdryer Senior Member
    Messages: 148


    Have a couple of older Meyer set ups and have the same thing. I'm thinking it is a design feature to relieve stress on the mount when traveling to the next job. Could be wrong, but this is what I have experienced also. Good luck this season!Thumbs Up
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,066

    On the "A" frame where the king pin/bolt goes there are replacable bushings. You can get them pretty much anywhere on line for about $8 ea. They're designed as a wear item to be replaced. You have to cut the old ones out and weld the new ones in place. During the summer I went through plow and replaced every thing there was and it really improved it. Well worth it, now it's as tight as a new blade.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Worn pivot either the bolt, the aframe or both. Check to be sure you don't have a broken pivot plate on the bottom of the Aframe.
  5. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Also check the mounting pins (where it hooks to the truck).

    One of my guys put the wrong size in (little smaller), something like 5/8 instead of 3/4 (not exactly sure of the size) and it made a huge difference - wiggled and wobbled all over the place.
  6. bdryer

    bdryer Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Interesting... never really thought to check out the pin size. Thanks! Great site, lots to learn.
  7. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    older meyers plows are like my x old ladys lose.. they best way to leave them ..