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lift piston doesnt to retract

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by cat10, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    have a fisher xls and i notice this year when i drop the plow the lift piston barely retracts and if i try to push the a arm down by hand it doesnt even move anyone have this problem
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Might be stiff. You can try some lube on the wiper seal and see if.that helps
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,712

    Is pull down spring set correctly? Or is it even there? How fast does the plow drop? Could be quill is set to tight.
     
  4. You are in "float" correct?
     
  5. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    i adjusted the guill so it would drop faster that didnt help bring the piston down its the spring set up thats its just the spring thats attached to the chain will post pictures in a few
     
  6. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    this is wat looks like when i drop the plow
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    then this is wat it looks like when its all the way up
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    the last picture is when i have to struggle to push the a arm down
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  7. NHresident

    NHresident Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    have chkd to make sure u don't have to much fluid ? ur packing nut could be to tight put it in float and stand on the a frame and really try pushing on the lift arm
     
  8. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    iv tried standing on the a frame and try to push it down and it wont move only way i can get the piston to retract is to really pull down with the chain and it was never like this last year
     
  9. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Is the plow actually resting on the ground in the first picture?
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Did you try a squirt of lube yet?
     
  11. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    yes its on the ground in the first picture
     
  12. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    ya i tryed lube and played around with it for a while and nothing changed
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Ok then loosen the lift ram but a tad
     
  14. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    ok ill give it a try tomorrow when i go to the shop
     
  15. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    The piston on my Western doesn't collapse all of the way on its own. Once the plow hits the ground, the piston stops. It will only "close" completely if I put it in float and then push on it
     
  16. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    I'm going with the plow isn't in float mode
     
  17. sounds familiar.