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Can I adjust the lift height of my 8' straight blade

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by hiniker1988, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am wondering if there is anyway to adjust the height that the main lift cylinder will lift the plow? Right now when I have the plow lifted up I only clean the ground by about two inches
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

    Pics of your set up would be very helpful.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    there are two options to attach the lift ram to the grasshopper style lift linkage.

    I use the holes closest to the plow pump not the ones at the end closest to the plow blade.

    then how much does your truck squat with the plow lifted?.
    and do yo have your counter weight in place out by your tale-gate?

    ps and make sure your reservoir is full.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
  4. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I believe I have it in the hole closest to the pump. Truck squats a little but not much. I do not currently have my ballast in right now with this picture but still feel like the plow should raise higher than this.

    Sorry don't know how to rotate pictures.

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  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,966

    I'm not a hiniker guy, but why does the light tower look like it's leaning foward alot?
     
  6. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am not sure. Maybe the forks are worn??
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

    Or bent.
    The forks should be running parallel to the frame rails/ground.
     
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,166

    Somethink looks bent, mount and AFrame...
     
  9. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Pretty sure that is not a chevy mount. Sitting waaaayy too low. Also forks are tipped forward. Most of the problem is truck side and has nothing to do with the plow.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    your forks should be 10-12 inches off of the ground.

    it's time to take a look at the mounting bolts and move it up a bit.
    and take a look at the mount wheat it is bolted to the frame, are they loose.
    did the frame move

    and your springs could be settling,
    can you turn up the torsion bars?
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    or the welds that hold the forks to the beam are giving way.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

  13. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    The forks are set at 10in off the ground. I was thinking I might pull plow off and unbolt the forks I will need to cut the section that is bolted to the frame so I can move forks up. I just thought I would see if there was something I could do to raise plow so I didn't have to do all on the truck side.

    Torsion bars are already cranked as high as the go since the truck has a 3in body lift.

    Welds all still look good at this time.
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519


    I think you need a new ruler.

    as this doesn't look like 10-12" to me.

    there are 4 bolts on easd side of the push beam for adjustment. remove them and move the beam up.
    and as mentioned make sure the truck side mount is not loose.

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  15. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    If you see in the picture below I can not just move up. I need to cut off because it will hit the push beam.

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  16. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    The correct mount would help big time.
     

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  17. hiniker1988

    hiniker1988 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Ok. That would make some sense. But I am not going to go buy a new mount. As you can tell. Not a top dollar unit truck or plow. Only use to plow 4 accounts. So I think I am just going to modify and make work as best as I can with what I have. Thanks.
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,859

    Short chain it.
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    But you just told us it was at 10"
    then we question it and find out your way below 10"

    You ether need a new truck side mount
    as the one you have may not be for your model of truck
    then if it is the right one. your truck has a issue.

    over the years the torsion bars/springs start to sag this has nothing to do with a body lift.
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    then get yer-self some big tires and crank up the torsion bars.:dizzy:

    funny, this has been a issue from day one but now for some reason we needed to go threw a exercise this season.


    gee,guys help me,,, but im not going to do anything about it.:dizzy:

    well,, good luck......