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cannot compress cylinder on E60

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by AboveTheCut, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    hopefully this makes sense and its not too stupid of a question. ram is extended up (stored that way). all is hooked up. i put my control on float and cannot manually compress the ram in the cylinder. i used to be able to do this very easily (yr before last) but it has gotten really stiff. i was able to get it down a little and lifted back up with the controller but cannot compress it enough to hook up my chain. is this a simple fluid change or flush or more? ideas? thoughts? thanks
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    does the a coil magnetize? does the a valve shift? the black wire.
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    there is an adjustment to allow the plow to drop faster or slower ( if the coil isn't bad)
  4. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    i had the exact same problem with m e-60 today. i hooked up the mount first time this year and i hit the switch and it went up fine but i could not push the cylinder down. this is what i did. on the front lower part of the unit there are 2 plugs next to eachother. i took both out and pushed the piston down. (watch out i spilled fluid all over my jeans lol). then i changed all the fluid and it worked fine. when you fill it back up you might have to relosen those plugs a couple times to get all the air out. good luck :drinkup:
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    one of the plugs is where you make the adjustment by loosening or tightening the allen head bolt that sits inside