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Homesteader angling on its own.

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by nhgranite, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    i got a homesteader w7.4 blade. the last two storms the blade when pushing heavy snow or hitting a pile angles to the right on its own. i got the plow used and had it installed at the dealer. the tank was half empty of oil so i added half a bottle of generic atf to fill it. thats all i've done to it other than clean it up and grease the rams. any ideas on whats causing this?
     
  2. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Will it angle when stacking with the plow straight?
     
  3. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    yes. i hit the pile strait and raise it to stack. when i back up its angled to the right.
     
  4. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Did you try stacking it with it angled slightly to the left? Meaning, to see if you're still pushing the plow back to the right. If the plow is not perfectly straight I think your pushing the fluid back out of the shorter cylinder when stacking. Try it with it slightly to the left and see if it goes left. I imagine you're pushing against a decent sized pile of ice/snow since all the storms we've been getting lately.
     
  5. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    yes i tried that. also kept the button pushed angling left and it still angled right. seeing its -20 out right now i may just live with it till spring then go threw it completely.
     
  6. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    sounds like air in the lines.

    find a spot where the plow can drop completely (like where an uphill driveway meets the flat road), drop the plow to bottom and angle from side to side- hold it for a moment until the relief valve kicks in.

    That should purge the air in a homesteader.
     
  7. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    ill give that a shot. got another storm coming. stacking six feet already. not to bad for what it is.