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am i having cable control box issues?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    when i lower the lever to lower the plow it doesent go back to the middle on its own.
     
  2. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    They don't usually re-center themselves when worn and older.
    Check the big spring inside the controller housing. Possibly needs a bit of lube.
    Lube the cables too!
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    how do i go about getting lube through the whole length of the cable?

    one of them is new, do i need to lube that one aswell?
     
  4. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    That's your "float" mode
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    float mode being the controll in the down position, to let the plow lower more if the tarrain changes?
     
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    iv been looking at the western stuff but i just cannot seem to find a diagram with the part i am missing.
     
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    What parts are you missing? There aren't too many inside the cable controller.
    The stick, pivot, power claw contact, spring not much else (from memory).

    http://library.westernplows.com/pdf/13497_020088.pdf
    Look on page 8 in the top right corner for the controller assembly/parts description.
    Its PDF and small so enlarge it yo get a good look.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010