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Hiniker plow question

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Green Boys Lawn, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Green Boys Lawn

    Green Boys Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hi, I have a Hiniker 8' straight plow. The plow doesn't seem to lift as quickly as it used to, and it draws the voltage down quite a bit, when it does. I have to admit that I did recently let someone talk me into trying to use the plow to lift the front of end of a trailer, to get it unstuck and moved out of the snow. Someone told me that when the plow starts lifting slower, that means the pump is wearing out. What do you guys think? Should I get a new pump, so I have it when I need it. Thanks
  2. Snow-Con

    Snow-Con Member
    Messages: 72

    Pump or solenoid.
  3. hinikerman

    hinikerman Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    You need to check the DC amps that the motor is pulling with a "DC" amp clamp at the motor. 110 amp on startup with 90 amps on running is OK, less is better. Hiniker sells a brush rebuild kit for your motor if there worn down. Also, we only use MIL Spec 5606 Aviation hyd fluid in all the plows we sell. The viscosity of most fluids will cause the problem your having.

    MIL Spec 5606 has anti-cavitation, anti rusting & will not "gel (get thick) until -50. It is superior to any fluids currently being sold. Its not cheap, $20.00 per gallon but its worth it. You can find this at any general aviation airport in your area.

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