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Old Western Cable Plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Arloslawn, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    This is an old style cable plow which will angle with no problems, however the plow will not raise nor lower. I can raise the plow with a jack and then use the controller and the chain will hold the plow up. I just got it back from a reputable small bussiness which fixed the plow since it wasnt angleing before. Ever since I got this plow back it will sometimes not raise but has always done so after a couple of times and now it will not raise nor lower but angles fine.

    Does anyone have any ideas is it low on fluid, bad ground, I need to get this plow fixed before monday!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  2. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

  3. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    cable broken or out of adjustment?
     
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    yes:nod:...
     
  5. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    Thanks for the replies guys, I was outside last night playing with it and it works but I believe it is probably out of adjustment. I'll let you guys know if it works out.

    Thanks again
     
  6. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    While the diagram was very helpful I do not know where the adjustment for raising/lowering my plow is located, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    end of the cable where it enters the housing. Lock nut and cable end. Loosen jam nut then turn cable end to lengthen or shorten, also need to loosen the set screw in the side off the housing.
     
  8. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    Hey guys, thanks for the help.
    The plow ended up being stuck. So, I took a jack and lifted it up manually now its at my local western dealer where they are saying it maybe junk. Here is my question my truck is very reliable should I scrape the plow or keep fixing it. So far, there is a new motor and a new piece which controls the angeling.

    I was thinking of purchasing a new snow dogg for a 1990 2500 or keep trying to fix it.