I am Sick of the Anti-Meyer Campaign

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  1. MusGuy

    MusGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I own a 86 ford f250 with a 351 and four speed manny tranny, It has the C-8, An eight foot plow on this 250 and it takes care of snow like no other, I am a sub-contracted plower and I work with a company that has Western and Boss, their trucks are always at the shop, one at a time. Bent A-Frame, Cracked Cutting Edge, Electrical Hook ups go bad, V plow hinge tears, Seals Breaking, One guy on his 2000 dodge, plows for one hour, tranny over heats, has to sit for 30 minutes..... I know that is not a plow issue, but my meyer is tough it pushes like a monster and I have no problems, I have maintenance issues, I check lines all the time and take care of it, but structurally this thing can not be beat. Do not beat up meyer, cause I would take on any Straight Blade Truck 9 foot or less and get more hours on mine then theirs.... and my truck is 15 years old.....
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    Im glad you have a good setup,sounds like your a careful operator,this goes a long way.My experiences with Meyer havent been good,the plows that are sold here are like toys next to my Fisher,which has never let me down in 7 yrs of tough plowing.I had 2 meyers,and wont buy any more.Set a 7 1/2 meyer next to a 7 2/ fisher or western,you be the judge,same thing for the 8" fters.The C-8 is a better,beefier plow,and i dont think anyone here has said anything bad about it.
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are plowing commercially a meyer E-60 or preferably E-60H with their C-8 Blade (I believe the C stands for Commercial) or larger size Commercial, you will probably be able to keep up with the real plows. If you're using their E-47 pump and or ST Blades that are not really geared toward heavy duty use, your going to have problems. That line is made for light duty use & there in lies the problem (many problems).
  4. Alan

    Alan Member
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    MusGuy, I don't see anything to indicate any "anti-Meyer" campaign. What I do see is a bunch of folks who have used them and not had good luck. If YOU have had luck with them, then stick with them, but other than that it would seem your experience is the exception to the rule. By the way, what's your average snowfall? Maybe in higher use areas the problems show up more frequently or earlier.
  5. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
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    First, thanx for the post re: you stick for the man. shifter.

    And I second your opinion regarding Meyer plows. This is my first year and I cannot speak from experience, but I just bought a used Meyer plow 7.5 and I would put it next to any 7.5 plow out there. It looks like it's about 25 years old but it dwarfs other 7.5 plows (almost 36" tall).

    I was out plowing on Sunday and ran across the person that sold it to me. He has a brand new western 8' plow on his new truck. He pulled beside me and said he would buy my plow back any time I wanted. He said without a doubt the plow he sold me (btw he said he bought it used 15 years ago) pushes more snow and rolls snow better than his new western. He also said my e60 is faster than his western pump.

    Well, what does everyone say about that one?

    That's for all the Meyer users out there! lol

  6. MusGuy

    MusGuy LawnSite Member
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    I have the e60 and I really do not care about speed of the pump, I look for reliability and ability to move my blade with weight behind it.... I know guy who have the 47 pump and they do not have problems.....I mean how quick a blade turns from left to right is not going to break the bank.... while you are backing turn the blade, while you are pushing turn the blade, I mean I have never had a situation where my blade had to go from left to right in .06 seconds flat.

    It is all about the driver and the maintenance.... It is equipment that must be treated with respect and can not be abused... I have not had my trucks.... 79 Blazer, and 86 Ford ever break down on a job.... or lost time on it... I had a wiper motor burn out once and that was it.... You get garbage help that is untrained and has no desire to take care of the machine that is when you have problems...

    I mean tell the driver, when you gas... get out and check the oil, look for hydro leaks, look for belt slips, look for frame, body and electrical problems. tell them they bend the truck, they pay the buck and they lose money extra cause they can not get paid for a truck in the shop.

    And for god Sake keep the truck under 45 MPH in four wheel, so you do not burn it up.
  7. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
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    A 7.5" Meyer plow, that is 36" tall? The Husky line is only 28" tall. Does this 36" tall Meyer have 4 trip springs on the back?

    Here's the Husky line.


    And yes that E - 60 is fast, and that touchpad takes some getting used to!

  8. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chuck, no just three springs, but it makes the husky C8 look small. I measured it and it's actually 34' tall.

    I called the person that sold me the plow and he said it was a meyer plow that was used a long time ago. He said they stopped making those moldboards about 1975.

    UNCLE BOB LawnSite Member
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    I have a Meyer Plow and love it!!!!! my plow came on my truck when i baught it.Iam the 3rd owner,my rig was a special order from GM in 1974. My plow is bigger than 36" my board is 33"and cutting edge 6".For a total of 39" of curved board.And with my 4.56 gears and 33"wrangler m/t"s my rig will push more snow than I'll probaly ever see in MD.My plow also has 4 trip springs,power angle and H.D edge 1" thick.It has a e-47 unit but it's bigger than any other 47 I've seen.I have all original papers except "spec" sheet.I dont know what model it is only that it's heavy duty and also came with solid bars to replace springs for plowing "earth" dirt,gravel,sand,etc. I love my plow!!!!! I may be an amature but Iknow all that see it have (plow) envy. by the way my truck is a 3/4 ton w/a dana 44 in front and 14 bolt corp. in rear both 8 lug. manual trans.and 203 case. If any one knows anything about my plow please let me know. By the way you guy's are the most knowledgable I've heard of.SORRY but i love my meyer.
  10. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    I think I'm gonna throw up...

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