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Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MLB, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I hooked up the plow around 6:00 and did a bit of plowing on my street, parked it and went in. Snowing hard and blowing alot but only in the low 20's temp wise. COme out at 10:00 and nothing works on the plow! It just makes a loud click from under the hood, doesn't sound like a frozen thing to me???????????????
    We go out in THREE hours and nothing is open!!!!!!!!!!!
    FIRST BIG STORM OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!
    :realmad:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 23, 2003
  2. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    plow

    is an older Western cable type that was serviced in Dec. No problems with it before.
    ANY ideas???????
     
  3. Grazzmazter1

    Grazzmazter1 Junior Member
    from .
    Messages: 8

    Find out where the noise is coming from. Sound like the sylenoid. A simple 15$ fix.
     
  4. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    yeh, simple

    I think I've pinned it down to that. Simple
    Oh yeh, it's SUNDAY and we start plowing at 3:00AM.

    I'm going to miss the biggest storm this year for a $15 part........:realmad: :realmad: :realmad:
     
  5. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Check that the main battery feed connection is both clean and tight at each point from the battery, both sides of the solenoid, and at the pump motor. If that's OK, check the ground strap.
     
  6. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    MLB if you need a solenoid you might be able to borrow one off another vehicle to get you by.
     
  7. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Took all the connections apart and wire brushed, greased, retightened. It was between the solenoid and the pump :)
    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just helped me make about $500 today :)

    (sure wish I'd gotten some sleep. but I'm not complaining!!!!:drinkup:
     
  8. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Good. And after the storm, go buy the solenoid & keep a spare in your truck. They go bad all the time when using them for plowing. Hopefully you had fun & made some money.
     
  9. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I'm buying

    their spare parts kit too :)
     
  10. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    Glad to hear it worked out for you. I had twenty one inches fall here last weekend, everything that could break.. broke 2
    snowblowers, bearing in the truck, had about 3 hours down time getting stuff fixed

    This is my first year plowing, I learned to have back-up parts and loads of tools on board.

    Plow the snow and when your done, plow......:D
     
  11. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    A mans work is never done :drinkup: