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Help/question regarding snowbear plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Meetoo121, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    Hey guys.

    I got a really quick question an I'm hoping someone can help me out here,

    I currently have a snow bear plow mounted on my gmc 2500
    It's all wired up and mounted, my question is it's having a really hard time going up and down, (does this very slowly)

    I live in Canada and yes it's generally cold here but I have used one in the last no issues with up and down,

    At the moment my plow lifts and lowers really really really slowly if at all. (My lights go dim when I raise it as well)

    I'm looking if Anyone knows how to fix this
     
  2. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Did you change the fluid and clean or replace the filters?
     
  3. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    It's a snowbear plow no hydrolics

    All electric winch and stuff (hooked up to battery)
     
  4. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    My bad! Check all the connections for corrosion. Clean and put dielectric grease on all connections. Brushes in motor could be worn out also.
     
  5. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17


    So would that just require a new motor ??
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    Yea it would. If you unhook the plow, does it still work slow?
     
  7. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    Sorry when you say unhook the plow do you mean like unplug all the connections? (Which, battery)?
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    Unhook the winch cable
     
  9. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    Once I unhook it then what would I need to do??.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    See if it still dims the lights and us slow. I suspect it will
     
  11. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    And if It does you think it's the motor? Or could it be the control box??
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    Motor ........
     
  13. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    Is it pretty hard to change motor on them??
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    No clue. Usually it's 2 bolts tho
     
  15. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17


    Quick question I just tried the suggestions of unplugging winch my question is once I unplug winch from motor and hook up booster cables how do I make it go up and down to test it
     
  16. Sprag-O

    Sprag-O Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Leave all the electrical hooked up and unhook the physical winch cable from the plow. See if the issue persists with no load on the winch.
     
  17. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    Yeahh but how do I lift the plow up with winch cable disconnected.
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    You don't, your cking the motor at this point
     
  19. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    winch

    I've had a snowbear plow for 6yrs I replaced the superwinch (pos) after the first year did the same thing I bought a harbor freight winch and it its worked fine bought a second one as a backup cheap money if you get them on sale but that's what I would do just get a new winch
     
  20. Meetoo121

    Meetoo121 Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 17

    And there pretty easy to change??