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newbie needs help

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by runswithwolves, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. runswithwolves

    runswithwolves Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Howdy. I have lived in north western wisconsin for 18 years and have finally gotten my very first plow. :drinkup: I need a little help. The mounting part was easy and I know where the cables go on plow motor however from motor to solenoid to power am clueless it's a western straight plow with a cable control. Was told to get an old ford solenoid. Figured I graduated in 88 and I've been called old that an 80 something ford solenoid should be old enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
  2. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    Get the proper solenoid.
     
  4. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    invest in the electric valve body, those cables suck to adjust. Congratulation you starting off with a great plow. If you need any other help give me a yell
     
  5. runswithwolves

    runswithwolves Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Where would one find out what the proper solenoid is
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,969

    A Ford starter solenoid will work in a pinch, but you want the newer western one for continuous duty. Or a tombetta one.