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blade moves (angles) when plowing

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Bostonyj7, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Bostonyj7

    Bostonyj7 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Ive noticed that my blade shifts when Im pushing snow or backdragging. I start it straight and it is angled to the left when I lift it again. I can move the blade with the angle pistons by hand 6"very easyie, and then it stops. I can then push the blade by hand the other direction 6" and then it stops. Do I have air in the lines? I added fluid to the pump and angled the blade back and forth a few times but it still happens.

    Any help. Am I wrong in my thinking?

    C-
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  2. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    crossover relief valve?
     
  3. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    air in the pistons. you need to bleed them
     
  4. Bostonyj7

    Bostonyj7 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Thats what aI thought. Ill bleed them again when the sun comes up. Must have a leak somewhere.
     
  5. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    if u have a fluid leak it can suck air back into the system.
     
  6. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Cylinders could be going bad. Might need to look at the rams to make sure they are not all rusty and pitted. Could be a bad seal also.
     
  7. Bostonyj7

    Bostonyj7 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    the rams look good. I have the nuts tight, but thers still a tiny leak forming around it.
     
  8. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Sounds like it's time to re-pack your cylinders.
     
  9. Bostonyj7

    Bostonyj7 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Ive noticed that the nut backs off as I plow. I just tightened it up again. I did it before my rounds the other night. Is this normal, this backingnout? Im sure I tightned it up firmly