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K3500 Dually plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by stroker79, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I havent plowed with this truck since I bought it 2 years ago. It came with a western MVP. It seems like a nice setup and I look foward to using it. The plow has a lot of electrical problems though. The plow wont go in all postions. I think its electrical. Also the lift ram doesnt go very high. Only about 4 inches. The plow doesnt even go in the air when the chain is adjusted right. As you can see when the plow is straight, I put it on some 4x6 wood to get the weight off the front end until I get the plow off and the ram is fully retracted. it is full of fluid so I have a fun project ahead of me trying to fix this thing.

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  2. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    here is a couple more pics. And yes I know the DS angle ram is missing a hose. It was salvaged during a storm to fix another plow. Im hoping that putting the new ose on it will fix the lifting issue? I dont know, I know little about plows TBH.

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  3. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    can you say trade in?
     
  4. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    what?????????
     
  5. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    the plow I mean sounds like a hell of a basket case
     
  6. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    The plow is in great shape, a little electrical TLC and it should be working without an issue.
     
  7. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    nice gooseneck trailer :D
     
  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I wish it were mine!

    I share that gravel area with another contractor.
     
  9. plowinzr2

    plowinzr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    thats nice i wish i had a dually. like anything old she needs a lil tlc but once u fix it she will be a beast
     
  10. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    well since its a unimount. its probobly not a pump problem. its probobly gonna be a problem at the connectors. clean those babys up and it will probobly work.
     
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    seems to me your going to catch more with the mount then the blade, I know I am a fisher guy, but damn that looks low. I would think alittle work and some Timbrens and she will be good to go. I bet that truck comes in handy during the summer months though. Does that rack dump too or is it fixed?
     
  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Doug it looks like a fun project...she looks good. I will be out there to test her out:drinkup:
     
  13. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    is the truck 4x4???
     
  14. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks like it will be a fun truck to plow with.
     
  15. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    It's an electrical issue. It's not the connectors, they are bathed in dielectric grease often and have no damaged or corroded pins. I replaced the missing hose today and after about 5 mins of playing with it the solenoid melted down. So I'm thinking I have a ground issue? The plow didn't funtion correctly and didn't go any higher than before but. I didn't get much time to run it before the solenoid melted. Any other thoughts?
     
  16. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    No doubt it needs some timbrens but it's not that low. About 5 inches or so off the ground. You should have seen it when I bought the truck. It hit the ground a few times on some bumps! I have since cranked the t bars up a few inches.
     
  17. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I've heard that so many times now I just don't beleive you any more. Besides, you'll be busy plowing all that snow your forcasting.
     
  18. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Yes, yes it is. But it needs a sensor to really work. I might just put a lot of weight in the bed and plow in 2wd. It has brand new tires on it
     
  19. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Yeah it really does. I can't wait to try it out. It will be a backup but I may take it out a time or two just to see how it does