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Help in slowing drop rate

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by thinairflyer, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. thinairflyer

    thinairflyer Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I just finished getting an old Western plow (think it is an early 80's model)mounted and the Fenner pump I got with it hooked up. The Fenner pump unit is about 6 years old, but probably not 30 minutes of use on it.

    It works fine, but drops faster than I would like. In an earlier post when I asked if this pump had a drop rate adjuster, I was told it did not and it was suggested I put an adjustable flow valve in the lift cylinder line. Where can I get such a valve?

    I plow gravel roads with some really rough rocky sections and like to let the plow down slowly to just get it hitting the tops of the rocks as I'm moving along. With this quick drop, it will be near impossible to do this. All help appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2005
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You can try a NAPA,a Farm and Fleet, Tractor Supply or someone who deals in hydralics.
     
  3. thinairflyer

    thinairflyer Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks Crash, I tried to PM you, but wasn't authorized.
     
  4. thinairflyer

    thinairflyer Junior Member
    Messages: 28

  5. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Buy a check valve and drill a small hole in it. When lifting, it should be normal. The drop rate will depend on the size of the hole you drill.


    Poor man's answer :salute:
     
  6. thinairflyer

    thinairflyer Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks for the help, I decided to go with the one way flow control valve. I woukd have saved about 10 bucks with the check valve, but it might take me a while to get the right size hole since I have no idea what hole to start with.
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    That valve is what your looking for, just make sure you get the direction of flow going the right way, but then if you do get it wrong all you have to do is turn it around.