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My Metal Pless Adventure!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by absolutely, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    We took the plunge with confidence. I have gathered a lot of useful knowledge from fellow PlowSite members. We got a Bobcat T590 2 speed, Polar Tracks and a 7' - 12' Metal Pless. I am hoping the unit performs as well as it looks. First we could not get the plow to move at all. Due to Bobcat having a 7 pin harness we bought an adapter for the plow. The pigtail pins were not even close to touching and after a while we finally were able to figure out the problem. The plow is built awesome as we all know but they lacked a some quality control. The angle cylinders had the lines crossed which meant it would not angle. We switched those around and sprayed fluid everywhere which was a joy to clean up. Then we started adjusting wing speed and the hose coming off the manifold sprayed fluid all over the place. It was finger tight if that. All 4 were very loose. So needless to say I am very relieved everything is finally working. Now will it please snow!!!

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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Looking good!

    And yes, we all need Snow
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    I think that's why dealers charge a pdi as pretty much every piece of machinery needs one.
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Machine looks awesome!

    And WOW! Those issues are kind of unbelievable...glad you figured it all out, I'm sure the swear words were spraying everywhere too.
  5. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Its even better when they charge for one and obviously didn't do part of one, or all of one.
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,711

    Mine was perfect right off the semi, I'm surprised to hear you had issues like that.

    Oh, and for the 7 pin Bobcat proprietary wiring ********, skid steer genius in Washington is how I'm running 14 pin attachments on a 7 pin Toolcat plug with factory switch controls.
  7. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    I could write a short novel on my MetalPless adventure!!

    lol but my Liveboxxs have finally arrived.. I hope they are all I expect and much more
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Can you find us some snow now?
  9. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    can u please share your adventure so that we can all hear about it , Would like to know cause im thinking about pulling a trigger on one. The good has to always come with the bad.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,417

    Looks great Josh, sorry to hear aboot the troubles.

    Can't wait to hear a review when you can actually use it.
  11. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,452

    Very nice, is this what you are going to use in the sub that you posted on earlier. I must compliment you on the nice clean shop also.
  12. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Thank You!
  13. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Thank You! The worker got the worst of it. Jeans and sweatshirt going to the trash.
  14. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Very nice, is this what you are going to use in the sub that you posted on earlier. I must compliment you on the nice clean shop also.

    Thanks! No, I was going to buy a Kubota 3350 for that sub but I really needed a new track loader for summer work. I felt the tractor would be sitting to much for the investment. We are just going to keep using our pickups for now. We usually keep that bay pretty clean, I won't show you pics of the other side.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
  15. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    That is where I got it from. It was in the pigtail which he said he hires out. It was a first for him that a pigtail failed.
  16. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Thanks Mark! I think my hair is turning more grey by the day waiting for some snow work.
  17. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,194

    I have forwarded the issues you had to our quality control manager. Thank you for bring this up. I really like the orange color, its going to stand out nicely in the snow.
  18. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    nice setup!
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Very nice setup! Thumbs Up We will probably end up with a new T590 2speed in the spring....what is the mph in 2nd gear?
  20. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    I believe it to be around 11mph