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Angle problems

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by MGriffin, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi I have a md 68 in my truck. A few weeks ago when I got the plow out of storage and put it on my truck to make sure everything worked ok and to grease everything up I found the plow will raise and lower fine but won't angle either way. Any ideas what would cause this? I have only used this plow 1 winter to plow just a handful of driveways. Never had a problem all last winter so it seems strange it doesn't work correct now. :confused:

    Mark
     
  2. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Make sure the plugs are clean and the controller is connection is good
     
  3. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am getting power to the unit it just makes noise but doesn't move. I did check the fluid level at it's right where it should be.

    Mark
     
  4. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    If your pump is running and it's not all the way to the left, I would bet one of your angle cylinders is stuck.

    It may be as simple as giving it a nudge (push into a curb) - just a little bit. If that doesn't do it, I'd call your dealer. If the cylider is actually siezed up, it would be warranty (based on your description).

    Regards,
     
  5. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Now that's a good idea giving it a little nudge against a curb I never even thought of doing that. I have already been in contact with my dealer great guy and I know he'll take care of it if I can't get the angling working.

    Mark
     
  6. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Well I tried the little nudge against a curb this morning and no luck it still won't angle.:mad: Looks like a trip to the dealer this week. How long is the warranty on these plows? I've only had mine a year.

    Mark

     
  7. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    sorry to hear that. the warranty is 2 years full parts and labor.
     
  8. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    Well same thing happened to me last year my left piston was frozen and lift was frozen.They tried to move it and no luck.They replaced both.Just took mine out of garage today and i had to spray them and keep working them.I never had this problem all my years with any other blade.
     
  9. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    After my dealer repairs mine i'm going to hook it up once a month over the summer months and move the plow to keep this from happening again.
    What are you using to spray them?
     
  10. leepotter

    leepotter Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Just curious, do you guys leave your plows outside?
     
  11. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I leave mine outside but I cover it up to keep the elements off it.
     
  12. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I keep mine in the garage .He told me to spray wd40 on them if it sticks s again.And move them back and forth
     
  13. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Should the plow be stored with it all the way to the left? This is the 1st plow i've owned so any info would be great.

    Mark
     
  14. MGriffin

    MGriffin Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    My angle problem is now fixed. One angle cylinder was frozen. Dealer replaced it and all is fine now. He also went over everything else on the plow to make sure everything was working properly.I have to say the dealer I bought this plow from really goes the extra mile to make sure the customer is happy.

    Mark
     
  15. nfunk2008

    nfunk2008 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Same issue but fixed

    Same issue for me, but the push to curb worked to free it up (more like left-right-left-right before it would move on it's own). Seemed like extra friction near the pivot bolt due to surface rust. Thanks for the tip Scott. I also appreciate the service manual on line.
     
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Spray some fluid film/WD40 or whatever you use, before you park it for the summer on all of you cylinders. Should help keep them lubed up and free.