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older style western

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ddbuggins, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. ddbuggins

    ddbuggins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    HEy Everyone, Lokking for some answers. How do I load test for amps generated on my plow. I seem to have excessive draw from the plow when engaged.
     
  2. ddbuggins

    ddbuggins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    ?

    do I need to take off the motor and have it bench tested ? is there any tests while on the truck I can do? the moter is a rebuilt last year. Battery in truck is fully charged and the alternator appears to be charging, I just get excessive draw when i make contacts for engaging plow. Also in cab. left contact when engaged is sloppy at best seems like I need to force it! Help ! SNOW IS COMMING SOON!
     
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Check for bad pos.and especially neg/ground connections. If coroded this will cause excessive draw.
     
  4. ddbuggins

    ddbuggins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    another ?

    THis plow (western ) Has 2 cables comming out of the plow unit. The casings are mostly off and have exposed the cable inside which are rusting. Would this affect my angling of the plow seeing I have had troubles going mostly left?
     
  5. ddbuggins

    ddbuggins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    thanks

    Thanks Bolts, I have an older western with 2 cables also. THe cables are pretty fraid cold this NOT be good? Would this give me angling problems and should I replace before anything else?
     
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Sounds like their seized. Try some wd40 and if they are still stiff then replace.
     
  7. ddbuggins

    ddbuggins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    attempted that

    I attempted to spray cables with Wd40. Still operates the same. COuld the contacs in the cab at the joystick be faulty and can you get those or do you need a whole new joystick? Also Discovered A leak On the Small Box that contains 2 rect. shaped head bolts. I believe it to contains an O ring. That should be inexpensive and easy to replace right? Its the top one. : Are those cables in expensive as well? thanks for any HELP you Might HAve in this situation! :