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Compress the lift arm on Western Unimount

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by km69, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. km69

    km69 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Just bought a 96 Dodge Dakota with a Western Unimount 6.5 ft plow. I'm trying to take the plow off the truck but I cannot compress the lift arm to go down even after putting full body weight on it (250lbs). The truck is running and plow is in full down position. I presume this is the float position. Is there any way to tell if in float mode and how do I compress lift arm?

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  2. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,946

    You simply hold the down button for a few moments(10- 15 seconds) AFTER it's down all the way (power on) , then it will release the valve and allow the oil to flow out of the ram tube.

    Took me forever to figure this out when I first purchased the plow many moons ago.

    You can also use a floor jack to jack up the plow, but then that's cheating..