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Old Cable joystick western

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jfleming, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    So I have completely gone through all valves/seals with a complete rebuild. New electric motor, however I did re-use the hydraulic pump. I now can freely turn all adjusters as needed and have a good understanding of how the unit works now. On first test run, I check the pump pressure and it was set at 1500, I then tore it back down adjusted the pump and now we are at 1950. speed seems good from lock to lock and from up to down. The question I pose is should it lift a 250lbs guy sitting on the blade, simulating a snow load? It only lifts off the ground about 2". Not sure if the pump is weak or if I am asking to much of the unit?
     
  2. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    Any ideas?
     
  3. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339


    I can lift 4 fat chicks with my Fenner pump on my Diamond plow. Pressue equals force and volume equals speed.
     
  5. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    How much pressure do you run?
     
  6. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I can't remember but i have it screwed in pretty far. I think i am at 2500work psi. I have not put a gauge on it in a while.
     
  7. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    What is a safe operating pressure on an old western. I thought about 2000psi was all you were supposed to go so you did not blow out the seals....??
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I am running a fenner spx stone modified pump.