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B&B question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by OneBadDodge06, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    Got a question for ya. I wanna tweek my pressure relief valve on the lift cylinder. It seems a bit weaker than my other v plow so I'd like to turn it up of course. Which one is the right valve and how do you suggest I adjust it correctly? Thanks!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Check to see where its set before you change it. Should be 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 turns out from fully seated. But to accurately set it you should get a pressure gage on it. Which isn't a bad idea regardless if it feels a little weak. I set them as close as possible to 1800 psi. That way if I check it at a later date I know right away if it's changed.

    I also wouldn't hesitate to check the amp draw on the motor as well. The motors usually get weak before the pumps do..

    Here's a location pic for the pump relief screw:

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  3. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    This is the 3rd year on the plow. The original cutting edge hasn't even worn that much so it hasn't been used that much really. I noticed it the first year I used it but didn't feel like waiting 3 hours at the dealer to have it fixed. So if I get a gage....which way do I turn the valve head to increase the pressure? Thanks!!!!!
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Turn it clockwise to increase.