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i'm a New Dumb guy trying to hook up a plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by heck914, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. heck914

    heck914 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    Hello everyone, New dumb guy here from CT, hoping you guys can shed some light on my problem.
    trying to hook up this Pathfinder plow on my uncles 84 GMC. He bought it used, and it was complete, except for the truck brackets.

    please look at the picture and tell me what is wrong. the plow is a "minute mount" style where the whole thing comes off in one piece.

    if i hook up where i drew the arrows, then there is no room for the piston, it wont fit.

    in the picture the plow is off the ground about a 12"

    Thanks for any help!!!!
    Mark

    plow 001ab.jpg

    plow 003ab.jpg
     
  2. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Does the plow raise and lower the way its set up now? does the distance between the brackets change depending on the height of the plow?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Something looks wrong. You sure that bar that goes from the ram to the plow is supposed to be hooked up that way?
     
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    and what do the two pieces ure trying to connect do?
     
  5. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I think you're doing it wrong. Looks to me like you have the bottom of the lift piston mounted in the wrong place.

    Where you have it.....

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    From their website......

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    I could be wrong

    Their website looks kinda sketcky.......

    http://www.pathfindersnowplows.com
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Ok, by looking at the picture it looks like you should set it up like they have it on the website, then connect the bottom of the ram where it is, and the lower part onto that lowest bracket
     
  7. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I'm still trying to figure out how this thing works.......
     
  8. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yeh it really is just a weird system
     
  9. heck914

    heck914 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    Wow, quick response ! thanks

    Yes, i looked at their website also, and the pictures are kinda vague. In the picture they show, the piston is vertical with a "pad" attached on the bottom, so you can raise the plow off the ground and unhook the whole thing from the truck.

    the plow does raise and lower the way it is right now, but it only goes up about 12 - 15" off the ground, and to me it doesnt seem right.

    the distance between the holes does increase as the plow is raised.

    Mark
     
  10. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    To me it looks like the lower bracket should come forwar and mount underneath where the top of the lift ram is mounted now. Then, the top of the ram should be mounted on the lower bracket. Try that and see how is goes.