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blade lifting slow

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by nathan11507, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    how fast should my straight blade lift seems slow to me
     
  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    awesome question. thank you for all the information
    if you feel the plow is lifting snow then check the hydraulic fluid and the filters. then check the hoses and fittings for clogs
     
  3. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    LOL! Reminds me of the service calls we get during big storms.
    Caller: "My plow doesn't work!
    Us: "What is not working?"
    Caller "It doesn't _______"
    Us: "What type of plow do you have?"
    Caller: "I don't know ... I think it's red"
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    How slow? What do you consider slow? How long does it take? How cold is it outside? Have you checked the fluid level? What are you using for fluid? Is the voltage dropping? Have you load tested the batteries? What is the alternator putting out? That should keep you busy:mechanic:
     
  5. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    well thanks for smartass remarks in the first two responses....and its 7 1/2 straight blade i dont know what else u want me to tell ya....as for answers to the last repsonse the fluid is full and the hose are new...the temp has been above freezing....and i have two new red top optima batterys on chevy 2500 avalanche with 145 amp alternator...it just seems slow to me compared the meyers i had on my other avalanche last yr is all.....i was just wondering if the all go up slow and i wasnt stating at a snails pace..just im used to it raising faster is all since this is my first hiniker....sorry i was precise in the descriptions
     
  6. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    I'll time one of the scoops tomorrow for you
     
  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    About 2.2-2.3 seconds, note it was 0*F. I just hooked up the plow and timed it 3 times so the fluid was cold. Hope that helps
     
  8. nathan11507

    nathan11507 Member
    Messages: 68

    okay thanks mine is about 3-4 seconds just thought it would be quicker my old meyers flew on the way up butthats why all plows are different...thanks for ur help
     
  9. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    If it's taking that long I'd guess somethings up, 4seconds would be twice as long as mine