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Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Allagash, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    So I'm out two nights ago doing my route and all of a sudden while doing a driveway, I raise my blade with the joystick and it won't stay up. I pull back on the stick and it raises.....I let go and it drops. I had to literally hold the stick in the up position, back up, let it go (the blade dropped automatically) and then pull forward to plow. This went on for about 2 minutes and then fixed itself. It then happened a few more times throughout the night and each time it fixed itself eventually.

    On a side note, if I raised the plow and then put the rocker switch on the control in the "off" position and let go of the stick, the blade will stay up.

    Do you guys think there is a problem with the joystick? There are solenoids on the plow itself aren't there? Could it be one of those?
     
  2. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    i found when i had funky stuff like that happen, it was usually in the connection at the truck.
     
  3. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159


    The plow is two years old and has always had the connections lubed up good with die electric grease. Perhaps I should clean them all regardless and see what happens?
     
  4. caddy

    caddy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    That's how my problem started out! I couldn't keep the plow in the Up position. Then it degraded to the "wouldn't drop" condition. Turned out to be the S5 relay. Check that.

    Bill
     
  5. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Are the relays clearly marked? How much was a new one and how easy is it to replace?
     
  6. caddy

    caddy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

  7. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Pita??? This is said alot so I'm lost.
     
  8. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Pain In The A&&

    If you still don't get it, oh well....
     
  9. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Could be a bad #5 coil overloading the diode board, water laying near the lower pin in the plug keeping power to the relay for float, a bad diode board/ tree or a bad wire in the controler. If it "fixed itself" I'd lean to the water in the plug.

    Jerre
     
  10. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    You may be onto something. It fixed itself the night I plowed, however, when I pressure washed the plow and frame down the next day, it started happening again. Knowing that, what do you suggest I do to fix the problem?
     
  11. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I just went to my local Blizzard dealer with the plow on the truck and he diagnosed it as a bad joystick. While there I also bought the emergency repair kit and a spare "s5" relay. In the event of a problem while plowing, I want to be able to zip into my shop and fix any minor problems asap and get back out there. Hopefully, as stated in a previous post, I'll never have to use any of these extra parts!
     
  12. ram1500

    ram1500 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 41

    Who is your local dealer in RI
     
  13. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    That's a good question. Who the hell sells Blizzards in RI?
     
  14. GFX

    GFX Member
    Messages: 49

    C.J.C. Snowplows, Inc.
    1 Tag Drive
    N. Providence, RI 02911
    401-231-3033

    caz123@netzero.com