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Down Pressure

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Mad Max 4x4, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Mad Max 4x4

    Mad Max 4x4 Member
    Messages: 36

    My Plow Seems To Work Better When I Drop The Blade, Hit The Down Pressure Button On, Plow, Stop, Hit The Down Pressure Button Off, Then Raise The Plow. Will This Hurt Anything? The Reason I Do This Is The Plow Doesn't Jerk As Much When Lifting Like It Has Some Play In The Linkage. If I Don't Use The Down Pressure At All It Drops And Lifts Smoothly.Could There Be Something Wrong? Thanks Guys,Mad Max 4x4
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    DP normally does not effect the smoothness the lift action.
  3. larry newman

    larry newman Member
    Messages: 45

    Mine's the same either way.
  4. 1pfieffer1

    1pfieffer1 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Ditto........works same either way.........
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Air in the system maybe?
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    What you wrote sounds like normal operation to me.

    If you have the DP system active and go to lift the blade, the default is for the DP to go off so the blade can lift. This is probably the jerk feeling that you describe.

    If you turn it off prior to lifting you are in essence doing the same thing but doing it in two steps rather than one. The way you are doing it allows the blade to fall in the gravity rather than the DP mode on the next pass though which is easier on your system IMO.