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Cable plow nightmares

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Smitty58, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    One of my trucks has an old western cable plow. It worked flawless last year but this year it's been one thing after another. I've spent more than I wanted to get through this winter and there does not seem to be anyone that knows how to work on these. One question for anyone that knows, how fast do these cable plows react? My newer ultramount is fast but this guy takes forever moving from left to right etc. Is this just they way it is? Can't wait to get a new one and get rid of this dinosaur.
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    if it angles slow the cable could be out of adjustment. could also be a weak pump. it should angle left to right in about 3.5 seconds.
  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    stretch cables
  4. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    spec about 4 seconds side to side