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Old 01-15-2011, 04:09 PM
chillman88 chillman88 is offline
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Unhappy Western plow won't lower???

I have a older cable controlled western plow. I finally got it on, but it won't lower. I had to clear some ice out of the 4 way lever area, now it lifts, and angles, but won't lower. The lift valve won't budge, it's actually stripping out and will probably need an easy out to do anything with it. Is the motor supposed to run when lowering? I'm going out to check the packing nut now.

Anyone have any ideas???
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:19 PM
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No motor doesn't run for lowering. Make sure the lift lower cable is moving the valve enough. You can manually move the valve to lower the plow. Watch your feet! Most likely the cable.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:58 PM
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No, I figured it out. Packing nut is on REALLY tight, but it's working anyway. Turns out it was the check valve. One of the previous owners had put the cables on the wrong spots. I had to de-ice the valves, and move the cables. After much finangling I got it to work. I feel like an idiot, but at least I'm an idiot with a working plow!!!

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:38 PM
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Don't feel like that.You learn and resolve the problem.That all that counts......
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