Category: snow-plows

How to Operate Your Husqvarna 48 Inch Snow Blade

Be familiar with how to properly position and operate your Husqvarna 48 inch snow blade. Remember to read and understand the owner's manual included with your snow blade to learn how to properly install your snow blade and for relevant safety information.

Operating and Positioning the Blade

  1. Locate the handle grip on the end of the handle tube.
  2. Pull the handle grip back towards you while pushing down the handle to raise the blade up.
  3. Pull the handle grip back towards you while lifting the handle up to lower the blade.
  4. Raise the blade up into the transport position to unlock the blade.
  5. To pivot the blade, start by pushing the lock release grip against the the tube handle.
  6. Keep the grip held and push the handle tube either forward or back to slide it along the lift rod.
  7. Release the grip to lock the blade in place when it is in the desired position.

Using the Blade

  1. Prepare and start your engine for cold weather conditions according to your engine's owner's manual.
  2. Start with the transmission in first (low). Increase your speed gradually if needed.
  3. Use the blade to push snow in different directions to result excessive snow build up in the same location.
  4. Reduce icing on the blade by allowing your tractor and blade to adjust to the temperature in the operating area.
  5. Coat the blade in automotive type paste wax to improve snow removal performance of your snow blade.

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Snow Plow Maintenance Checklist

Take the proper precautions and pre-operation maintenance steps to avoid unnecessary damage to your equipment and frustration. A little preparation before you start operating your plow can save you a lot of time in the long run.

Before performing any maintenance on your equipment or servicing it in any way, read and be familiar with the warnings and safety information that can be found in your manual. Always consult your manual for information related to your specific model.

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Meyer Snow Plow Troubleshooting (Auto Angling Units)

If you are having trouble with your Meyer Auto Angling Home Plow, you are in luck!

Using the tabs below, locate the problem you are having with your plow and then click on the “possible cause” and “condition” tabs to figure out what could be wrong and how to fix it!

Plow operates slowly
1. Bad wire connections.
2. Discharged battery.
3. Bad linear actuator.
4. Bad remote control receiver.
1. Clean/tighten wire connections.
2. Recharge battery.
3. Replace linear actuator.
4. Replace receiver.

Plow doesn't operate
1. Bad wire connections.
2. Discharged battery.
3. Bad linear actuator.
4. Bad remote control receiver.
5. Remove not communicating with receiver.
6. Battery dead on remote control.
7. Bad remote control.
1. Clean/tighten wire connections.
2. Recharge battery.
3. Replace linear actuator.
4. Replace receiver.
5. Re-sync to receiver
6. Replace battery and re-sync to receiver.
7. Replace remote and re-sync to receiver.

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Meyer Snow Plow Troubleshooting Guide (Power Angling Units)

If you are having trouble with your Meyer Power Angling Home Plow, you are in luck!

Using the tabs below, locate the problem you are having with your plow and then click on the "possible cause" and "condition" tabs to figure out what could be wrong and how to fix it!

Plow does not lift or lifts slowly - motor operates
1. Low hydraulic fluid level.
2. Discharged battery
3. Leaking or open "S1" cartridge.
4. Motor turning counter clockwise.
5. Malfunctioning hydraulic unit.
1. Add fluid to proper level.
2. Recharge battery.
3.Clean or replace "S1" cartridge.
4. Check wiring to motor solenoid (T1 should be energized) - Check controller - Replace motor solenoid.
5. Replace hydraulic unit

Plow angles right when raise switch is pressed
1. Leaking or open "S2" cartridge.
2. Wiring not correct.
3.Bad Controller.
1. Clean or replace "S2" cartridge.
2. Check wiring harness.
3. Replace controller.

Motor doesn't operate
1. Check red and black wires at battery.
2. No current to motor solenoid. (small red wire T1 & small black wire T2)
3. Malfunctioning motor solenoid.
4. Malfunctioning motor.
5. Malfunctioning hydraulic unit.
1. Clean and tighten connection.
2. Locate malfunction and repair. (check controller)
3. Replace motor solenoid.
4. Replace motor.
5. Replace hydraulic unit.

Plow doesn't lower
1. No current "S1" coil. (black with white stripe & white wire)
2. "S1" cartridge jammed in closed position.
3. Inoperative "S1" coil. (black with white stripe & white wire)
 1. Locate malfunction and repair. (check controller)
2. Replace "S1" cartridge.
3. Replace "S1" coil. ( black with white stripe & white wire)

Plow creeps down
1. Leaking "S1" cartridge
2. Leaking raise cylinder, hose or fitting.
1. Clean or replace "S1" cartridge.
2. Replace raise cylinder or hose.

Plow does not angle left
1. No current to "S2" coil. (orange and black w/ white stripe wire)
2. Motor turning clockwise.
3. Bad "S2" valve.
1. Locate malfunction and repair. (orange and black w/ white stripe wire)
2. Check wiring of motor solenoid. (T2 should be energized) - Check controller - replace motor solenoid.
3. Replace "S2" valve.

Plow does not angle right
1. No current to "S2" coil. (orange and black w/white striped wire)
2. Motor turning counter clockwise.
3. Bad "S2" valve.
1. Locate malfunction and repair. (orange and black w/ white striped wire)
2. Check wiring of motor solenoid. (T1 should be energized) - check controller - replace motor solenoid.
3. Replace "S2" valve.

 

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Jack's Safety Tips: Before servicing or repairing any power equipment, disconnect the spark plug and battery cables. Remember to wear appropriate safety glasses and gloves to protect against harmful chemicals and debris. View our Disclaimer.

Meyer Snow Plow Maintenance

Pre-Season Maintenance

Before your snow plowing season begins, it is always important to be sure that your snow plow is in top working order! But also, don’t forget that the snow plow is attached to your vehicle, so you need to keep that in good shape too!

Before you start working, check your windshield wipers, heaters and lights to be sure they are all in working condition. Don’t forget to check your tires, is the tread good? If not, get new tires! Also check to be sure that your chains (if you use them) are ready to go!

Here are some tips for getting your snow plow ready for the season!

*Remember: Always make sure the moldboard is lowered to the ground when the snow plow Is being serviced of when the vehicle is not in use

  • Always check the hydraulic fluid reservoir and be sure to keep it full. Make sure that you only check the hydraulic fluid level when the lift ram is down or in the retracted position.
  • Check the hydraulic system for leaks. If you notice that there has been a large and noticeable drop in the hydraulic fluid level, check for a leak!
  • Pre and Post season you should grease all of the pins and lubricate all of the pivot points with chassis lube.
  • The cutting edge is bound to get worn down. A standard cutting edge is 5” tall when it is new. When it gets to 3 ½” replace it with a new one.
  • Properly adjust the spring tension. To do this tighten the top locknut 4 turns beyond the point when you notice the spring coils begin to separate. Next tighten the bottom locknut to hold the eye bolt in position.
  • After your first plowing session check and retighten all of the mounting bolts. Also be sure to continue this practice at regular intervals throughout the plowing season.
  • At the beginning and end of each plowing season make sure you check both the black and yellow powder coating for any signs of rust. If there is any rust or damage, be sure to use Sno-Flo ® powder coat touch up that is available in spray cans.
  • The chromed lift rod is prone to rust if the power unit is not used for extended periods of time. To help prevent rust, fully extend the chrome lift rod and coat it with chassis lubricant.

Post-Season Maintenance

After the plowing season is over, there are a  few steps you should take to get you prepared for next season ahead of time!

  • Drain and replace the hydraulic fluid.

To do this:

  • Un-bolt the hydraulic unit from the lift frame and remove the reservoir breather
  • Next, turn the unit upside down to drain the fluid from the reservoir
  • If you have power angling cylinders equipped, disconnect the fittings and completely retract the cylinder rods and purge they cylinder and hose of all fluid.

Next you need to flush the system with Meyer M-2 Flushing fluid

To do This:

  • Re install the hydraulic unit to the lift frame and the hose to the angle cylinder (if equipped)
  • Add 1 quart of M-2 Flushing Fluid to the reservoir and replace the Reservoir Breather
  • Cycle the unit up, down, left and right 5 times each way
  • Drain the fluid the same way as before and refill with Meyer M-1 Hydraulic Fluid

Snow Plow Storage

It is important to properly store your snow plow when it is not in use

To properly store your snow plow:

  • When the plow is disconnected, disconnect the lift chain from the lift arm and extend the lift cylinder to the end of the stroke and coat the chrome rod with a light layer of grease, this will help prevent rust
  • When the moldboard is disconnected, cover the parts of the power angling cylinder chrome rod (if equipped) with a light layer of grease
  • Coat the pivot pin and any other wear points with chassis lubricant, also be sure to grease all of the grease holes
  • Unplug all electrical connection and coat the connection with dielectric compound to prevent corrosion and plug them into their corresponding weather plug.