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How does scrape lock work?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by CJPlow, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    Im having a problem with the whole "scrape-lock" feature on my suburbanite. How does it work cause exactly cause it doesnt seem to work on mine.
  2. 1978K20

    1978K20 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    What is "scrape lock" ?
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,724

    I've never heard of it. Maybe its something special just to the suburbanite plows.
  4. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    It is something only for the suburbanite plows... supposedly it is to hydraulically lock the blade down so you can propery backdrag on the lighter plows kinda like the snow-way. Id ask the place by me that i bought it from but im really getting tired of the run-around and the stupid blank stares. hopefully someone on here can help.
  5. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the scrape lock feature is achieved with a vacuum check cylinder. This is to achieve some downward force for back-dragging. When it looses the vacuum due to a change in ground contour it will release itself. To re-establish it the blade needs to be lifted than lowered to reset itself.
  6. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    how can that be fixed? My buddy and i tried it sitting in the driveway and he could lift up the plow by hand?
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2007
  8. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    The only problem is the instructions say it is "pre-set" at the factory. A few other people have complianed as well.
    It would be really cool if western would email me back or the place i bought it from could help other than saying contact western. Even better yet why doesnt western have a rep checking out these forums to see how many people are complaining about their product and actually have a response for them. I have noticed sno-way has a rep that was very helpful or here. I guess im just venting now so ill shut up LOL!!