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Creaking fisher LD

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by Kramer, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    OK, I know its a lube issue but I can't nail it down.

    When I rasise my plow to the top, I get a creaking in the last 6: of travel.

    I greased every joint and its still there.

    Any ideas on lubng or friction points??

    It's a minutemount--only plowed a coulpe of storms last yr. Everything works fine, just the infernal creak!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
  2. jvcski

    jvcski Member
    Messages: 42

    i had the same trouble with my Fisher 7'6" and my problem was the triangle lift angle i'm not sure exactly what its called the yellow thing haha :p my suggestion would be to put some grease where that pivots it worked for me.
  3. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    thanks jvcski :waving:

    I greased the "triangle" and also the top piston pin. It didn't improve the situation but I feel better that every moving joint has some grease!!
  4. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Metal to metal, even with grease you will get creaking in the lift chain, chain to hook etc. Nothing to worry about.
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Have you tried to have someone work the hoist while you listen to see where it is coming from and have you lube where there lift chain attaches to A frame with Ubolts and made sure those bolts are tight?
  6. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386


    I think you got it!!!!

    Although the U bolts are tight on the A frame, one side of the chain was slightly twisted. I just twisted it about 1/10 turn and now its quiet as a church mouse!!

    Thanks a bunch, this was driving me nuts!! And because it was such a small change from normal, it didn't even appear out of whack!

    Thanks! I owe you a beer!! :drinkup: :waving:
  7. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Good deal, glad to be of service. I kinda suspected something like that as it is easily over looked and stress changes on it as A frame goes through its arc. I like a quiet plow too. What kind of "Toy" or import do you have it on?