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Hiniker help!

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Modesplowing, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Modesplowing

    Modesplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    When taking off the plow after the last snow I didn't step on the forks to retract the lift cylinder on my hiniker. Now the light bar is collapsed and the cylinder is fully extended to the point where I cant move the light bar up at all. I have tried jacks, lifting the plow manually, using a winch. I can't drive my forks into the receiver because the plow is collapsed.

    Any ideas on how to get the light bar up and the cylinder retracted?
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
  2. jake2333

    jake2333 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Can you get close enought to plow to hook up connections? Maybe that would help.....I have done this too and normally one guy can hold frame straight and I can drive onto forks
     
  3. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Get close enough to hook up the wire connections to the truck. Put the controller in float mode, then push down on the cylinder while pushing the light bar back up. Should work, I've done it before.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    What he said
     
  5. Modesplowing

    Modesplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks

    I couldnt get close enought to connect so I ended up having to disconnect the hydraulic line to the cylinder and then drain it in order to get it to move.:realmad:
     
  6. farmboy9330

    farmboy9330 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Buy a western:drinkup:
     
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    LOL, you are kidding right? You made a whole bunch of work for yourself. Does your truck have like a 20" lift kit on it or something to where the wires wouldn't reach? I too have done this a few times in different trucks and have never had to relieve pressure in the cylinder.