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fisher plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Guy Surette, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Guy Surette

    Guy Surette Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    have a huge problem. My fisher min.2 plow won't raise or angle at times. Funniest thing is when i unplug the joy stick for about a minute, then plug it back in, the plow works a-one for awhile---then same problem starts again.. I unplug and presto, it works when i plug back in. Have bought 2 new joysticks(thinking this was the problem)...but after a bit same problem. Battery is new in truck. I have seen plow work a-one for most of the day, then bang--it starts acting up and it can act up for your next 10 driveways, and after unplugging several times it will work. Any ideas??? Fisher distributor and repair is 3 1/2 hrs. away(one way) from my shop. It is getting worst, that i have noticed..Thanks ..Guy
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,663

    Plow solenoid or motor.
     
  3. Guy Surette

    Guy Surette Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    will try solenoid first and see what it does. Thanks...Guy
     
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    When it will not raise or angle does the pump run?
     
  5. Guy Surette

    Guy Surette Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    it tries to lift, but as soon as it tightens the chain, the piston goes down again. Then after that, nothing happens, nothing runs. I unplug joystick, leave it unplugged for about a minute and it will work, most of the time. It seems when i unplug joystick, it de-energizes something, then when i plug back in---it makes full power go to motor and it will lift like nothing is wrong. I hope i am not confusing you...Guy
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,984

    Have a test light in the truck, when she quits, get out and see whats going on.
     
  7. Guy Surette

    Guy Surette Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks man, will do......