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What's Wrong with Meyer Plows?

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by RB, Dec 27, 2000.

  1. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have not heard one person say they prefer a Meyer plow -- why?

    You're probably saying "this guy is so new." Right, but I've looked at Western, Fisher, and Boss. Other than maybe an easier mounting system, I don't see much difference.

    My truck came with a 7.5 ST 90 Meyer. I put on one of Dino's urethane edges and I'm going to put a pair of wings on too. This plow seems as strudy as anythign out there.

    Am I mistaken?? All I see in Pgh, PA. is Meyer. I just bought a new Chev. 1 ton and need some guidance. If there is somethign better than Meyer, please let me know. I would like to hear some specifics too.

    Thanx everyone

  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    You asked the same question in another thread. Read it again for the answers http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=7534 I have 2 trucks that I bought with Meyer set ups already on them and my 3rd truck came with a Fisher. The 2 Meyer set ups: I have done about everything mentioned in that thread at one time or another and have been building up a supply of extra parts, an extra blade, spare pumps etc. I actually enjoy working on the plows so it doesn't bother me too much & I now know them pretty well. The truck with the Fisher that I've had for 2.5 years now: I changed the oil & the belt once and that's it. In the future I will be avoiding Meyer if at all possible, now that I've been enlightened to the fact that all of that repair & stocking isn't necessary. And I don't get a lot of snow here and we don't really pound them like I see other guys around here do (or like Chuck's brother likes to ;) )
    Just my 2 cents.
  3. Michael Fronczak

    Michael Fronczak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Look atb the amount of stell in framework, compare to fisher, my brother welds, at Protec they had a western come he laughed at they guy, another guy I know owns smaller welding shop, said on any given storm they have arund 8 trucks waiting for repairs(welding) during storm, I asked if any were fishers he said all were meyer & western, but more meyer, didn't recall any fishers. Never used meyer, have only used fisher(5 years now), never had a problem.
  4. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Thanx BRL. I knew I asked that question before, but I forgot where it was and forgot to look for it.

    Also, thanx John. I guess I'll just have to learn for experience. I'll try to keep it in good shape and watch welds. I'll change springs each year and try to preform a lot of preventive maitenance. Fortunately, I live in an area where I might only plow a dozen times on a good year.

    Thanx for all the comments.

  5. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    I am in the same general area as RB, and can say that out of 100 plow trucks on thr road, 90 have a MEYER setup, 5 have a Western, 2 Fisher, 1 Boss, 1 Curtis, and 1 Snow-Way. I have never seen any of the others around here.

    Face the facts, if there is no service or support for the other plows, no matter how good they are, they are not for me.

    I can beg/borrow/steal parts from friends to fit a MEYER, but nothing else.

  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    We have a couple of real good Fisher dealers locally,and around here ther are lots of fisher's and a rash of new Boss straight blades.There are lots of new Hyundais around here too,but it doesnt mean that they are the best,just the cheapest up front.The same is true about the meyers,they will probably last 5 good yrs if your not in the snow belt or real abusive.Ill take a 10 yr old Fisher over a brand new Meyer blade any day.
  7. Stephen

    Stephen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    i had a '88 chevy one ton w/a 454, my first truck, loved it, could pass anything but a gas station and i bought it used with a myers plow and every storm when th plow broke down and i pulled into my dad's shop to get it fixed all i heard was "BUY A MYERS, BUY THE BEST, PLOW THE SIDEWALK, SHOVEL THE REST." in unison from all the guys every time. It got old after a while, because my plow was the only one breaking down. and now its all fishers for me and they work great.
  8. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Well I have diamond which basically is a heavy version of the myers with an e47 out front pack and last night my controls froze up and this is not the first time and to beat it all i just went tru the whole unit before the season painting it cleaning the electric conetions fluid and filter cleaning and i still have the same problem that they have been having for years.
  9. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,651

    Don't call the Diamond a Heavy version of a messed up Meyer.

    1st the one thing the plows share are lights, pumps, and the tube lift frame. The frame kits are not the same, the Diamond is much heavier than the meyer.

    2nd. My Diamond dealer will only sell a Diamond plow with an E 60 pump. The Diamond weighs much more than a Meyer and you need the heavier pump.

    3rd The Diamond plow uses a trip edge, not a trip blade like the meyer. The Diamond has 2 piviot points, the meyer has one. The Diamond is by far the toughest most heavy duty plow that you can buy for a pick up, also weighs more than any other pick up plow.

    4th Diamond used the be it's own company, built in Maine. However during the late 80s it had money problems, and Meyer bought Diamond.


    ENZOFORZA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    i have heard that fisher + western are actually the same company, (a fisher dealer told me this) any truth to this?? Might be the same as chevy/gmc relationship. Same parent company with different models????

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