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Plow drop, Normal ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hbrady, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Dumb question… :blush2:

    I had a 20 year old Fisher that would not stay up when driving around (would have to raise the controls every few miles). I chalked it up to old age and leaking hydraulics. Now I have a brand new Curtis electric hydraulic and I noticed it does not stay up either. I just drove 14 miles and it dropped and inch or two on me twice. Is this typical or should I call the dealer and have them look at it?

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2003
  2. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    That is not normal..... I would take it back to the installer and have them check the bypass valve for a possible leak. That should hold for a very long time.
  3. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    OK, this is strange. I drove home and the plow stayed up tight, it didn't come down at all. I see that as good news BUT when I was inspecting the plow tonight I noticed something else. The center piston (to raise and lower plow) had oil on the outside of the case. Not just a little, it ran down frame too. Now, is that normal? (little bit of fluid working it's way out the top of that piston after 4-5 hours of plowing).

  4. t4dodge

    t4dodge Member
    Messages: 86

    I'd bring it in and make them look at it... Be a PITA with them too and just don't accept, "they all do that - it's normal"...

    I mean come on, my old OLD Fisher only leaks a little fluid because of a loose hose fitting... There's no leaks anywhere else on all three cylinders...
  5. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    No that's not normal either. Could be a loose packing nut.
  6. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Thanks all. I'm sure if they give me any BS a call to Curtis that starts with " You ever hear of plowsite.com?" will help me get it resolved :nod: