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help Identifying old plow - ram pack nut stripped

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by FlamingTomato, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. FlamingTomato

    FlamingTomato Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    This is a farm truck that came with an old plow and the Aluminum packing nut has been pushed out and the treads stripped. I am seeking help on the make of the plow so I can get parts for it.
    7' 6" wide - under hood Electric over hydraulic pump
    Thank you in advance - through several internet searches - this site seems the most informed.

    plow front.JPG


  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Better pics of the head gear And the underhood pump might help more.

    Also, if it's just the lift ram thats bad, you can measure it, and see if any manufacturers are close in size.....or just take it to a hydro shop and see if they can match it up.
  3. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Looks to be an old Northman plow. I know nothing beyond that
  4. FlamingTomato

    FlamingTomato Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you, I believe your correct - Northman.
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,898

    You can easily get a replacement ram.
    It doesn't need to be made by the plow mfg

    Just messer your other ram.
  6. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,259

  7. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    I wouldn't bother trying to repair the hydraulic cylinders. Like others have suggested, get a generic replacement. They aren't that expensive, ~$50.
  8. FlamingTomato

    FlamingTomato Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Yea - I will get the dimensions and throw a cylinder on it - it is one of the angle cylinders. Thank you all for your help
  9. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Just one thing to think about when obtaining the angle cylinder; the direction the hydraulic port points with respect to the base pin/bolt. The pin and port will either be parallel, or perpendicular, and it probably MATTERS that you get one that matches.