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blizzard 8-10 power plow problem.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Robber80, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    I just put a blizzard power plow together and have a problem. i put fluid in it, and everything works except the lift cylinder. the motor makes noise and the piston moved a couple times, but i had a leak on the fitting coming out of the manifold. and then i had a leak on the fitting on the piston end of the ram. quite a bit of fluid came out, but i took care of it. filled it back up, and now the motor still wines, but it sounds like the piston is binding. the piston does not move at all. the power attach arm is freelly movable by hand so its not binding. also theres nothing else taht appears to be making the pison bind. anyone have any suggestions??? thanks for the help.
     
  2. lawnsrusinc.

    lawnsrusinc. Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    what year is the 810? All the hoses are connected properly?
     
  3. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    You dont have the A Frame latch locked in do you?
     
  4. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    the plow is brandew, the hoses are all in the correct locations. i have checked a hole bunch of times. the aframe latch is not hooked up either, its actually in the up most poision out of the way right now. also did i mention the cylinder worked a couple times then i had to tighten the hoses that were leaking. now the cylinder doesn't work at all. is there any valving that controls the hydrolics on the cylinder?
     
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Your flow control valve is closed. It is the round black wheel with cerated edge. Use it to set your drop speed.
     
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    You may need to bleed pump too as it may be air locked too.
     
  7. lawnsrusinc.

    lawnsrusinc. Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I agree the latch that you pull the pin and drops and makes it so the plow pulls in. If its new and leaking fluid I would be on the phone with the dealer.

    Jason
     
  8. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    Thanks to jerre heyer and boltsinds. the plow was up and running after the flow control valve was backed off a little.A very easy fix to a frustrating problem! Thanks again guys!!!
     
  9. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    yeah thanks again, the plow belongs to grassmanvt. it was leaking because i didn't snug a a couple of the fittings all teh way on the lift cylinder.