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downpressure help

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 7d9_z28, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    i have an older western setup on my truck, pump/motor mounted out front of truck. its cable operated, i have no clue on a model number or anything

    im curious about how to adjust the downpressure. when i push my lever in the truck down, it takes forever to go down. not sure it is just gravity or not, but there has to be a way to make it faster... :help:
     
  2. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    i dont have a good picture of it, i have a picture of the front of the truck, you cant really see it that well but i can post it if you think it will help
     
  3. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    look on the side of the pump were the hoses come out of the pump and there should be a little screw its called the (quill) (it should be on the top of were the hoses come out that little box ) turn it a little bit each time and try it till it it drops the way you want it, how fast or slow you can go on westerns website and prob pull up a picture of it.
     
  4. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    ok cool thank you

    how do i know if it actually has down pressure or is just gravity? is a gravity drop adjustable?
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Does it have a chain lift? Then it doesn't have DP.
     
  6. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    yeah its a chain

    is it adjustable? (the drop speed)

    thanks guys!
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  8. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    i wasnt sure if the fact that mine didnt actually have downpressure changed that
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Where did you get the idea that westerns have DP?
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not on a cable driven pump. It's actually on the rear side of the main housing facing the truck. Will be an Allen screw with a large jamb nut. Loosen the jamb nut and turn the Allen screw in (clockwise) to speed up the drop speed only making an 1/8 turn adjustment at a time until it's acceptable for your liking.


    Oh, and you can't push a chain.
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    How about a rope?
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's been known to exist. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  13. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    well i dont know how the damn thing works i just know i push snow out of the way and it doesnt go down fast enough
     
  14. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

  15. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Thanks you!