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Electric Power drain when plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowplow bob, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. snowplow bob

    snowplow bob Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 1989 F150 4X4 with a electric Meyers plow (1 year old aftermarket pump motor). Single battery set up. Here's my problem. 2 year old Alternator (probably 65 amps).
    When raising or lowering the plow the voltmeter in the dash drops and than recovers slowly. After a while 10 to 15 minutes of continuous plow raising and turning the voltage is extemly low and does not recover for another 5 to 10 minutes! If I'm not careful and stall the truck I need to jump the battery to get started again!

    When not plowing the charging system apears to function normallu

    Do I go to Dual batteries, higher output alternator or what.

    Any help or advice is appreciated thanks