Will a Diamond Plow Fit?

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  1. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 7.5 Meyer ST and I'd like to replace it with a Diamond 8. I have an E60 pump and a Meyer EZ mount. Can I just hook the Diamond 8 footer up?

    Thank you
    Ron
     
  2. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Nope,

    Diamond connects to the frame which is very Different. You will also need to get a Diamond frame kit, which is much stronger than the Meyer kit. Diamond also uses bigger pins, and has a different connecting design. However you do have the right pump, you want an E 60.

    What type of truck is it?

    Geoff
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
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    woaaaaaah RB
    Didnt you sing the praises of that plow a few days ago??
    Dino
     
  4. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    Dino - lol. Yes I still like Meyer plows. I like my old used plow (33" tall) I bought. I was talking about replacing a ST 90" blade.

    The other day was the first time I saw a Diamond blade and it looked very stong. I just picked up two small private roads and I'm starting to think about a trip edge.

    I would be installing this blade on a 2000 Chev. 2500.

    Thanx
    Ron
     
  5. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
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    RB, I hate to say this but I would just get a bigger meyers. The diamond plow is too heavy for your gm front end. I had to put $1,500. into my 97 one-ton at 42,000 mi with a 9ft western on it. The front end was junk. My friend has 3 gms with fishers on them and his front ends were junk at 36,000 mi's. My 9ft western was a 100 lbs less than a 8ft fisher and diamond plows are more weight than fisher plows. So I would stay with a lighter plow, your front end will appreciate it!!
     
  6. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    GREASE! Grease is cheaper than parts. My last truck saw almost 200,000 km on the original front end before I traded it - and it was the 1/2ton Chev diesel, not the 3/4 ton I have now. The other truck was sold off the lot in mechanically-fit condition without ball joints being R+R'd. Preventative maintenance works - on all brands.
     
  7. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
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    My 97 had all the lube in the us and canada.
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    I've had a BOSS V on my 90 K3500 since 1994 and no problems so far with regard to the front end. I don't think that you can get much heavier than a BOSS V-Plow.

    RB,

    Either go with a C-8 Meyer (best choice) or buy a diamond blade and A-Frame and have a good fabricator modify the mounting ears on the "new" Diamond A-Frame to accept the Meyer truck frame. This way you could just use the old Meyer as a backup (not that youd need to). The Meyer truck frame mounts can't be that much weaker, although I've never seen a Diamond up close.



    [Edited by dixie1 on 01-30-2001 at 08:11 PM]
     
  9. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanx guys, I think I'm going to get another spreader and keep the st until next year.

    Thanx for all the advise!

    Ron
     
  10. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    After seeing my First Meyer Plow today. I will say one thing. Don't use the Meyer Frame kit to run a Diamond. It will not take it. It is much weaker, and uses a much different design to mount the plow.

    Geoff
     

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