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plow getting stuck one way

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by neversatisfied, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Member
    from ct
    Messages: 73

    Hey guys.Question is on a buddys older conventional fisher plow.It has the belt driven pump.It will get stuck to one side angling once in a while.We changed out the valve body and it worked much much better but when the truck is left outside to get cold it will get stuck to one side(same side all the time).We hear the pump making noise but nothing.If we jog the controller stick it will unstick.Could a bad piston do this?thanks
     
  2. Bolts Indus.

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

    Is it cable controled or electric controller?
     
  3. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Member
    from ct
    Messages: 73

    cable controlled
     
  4. Bolts Indus.

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

    It sounds like maybe that piston is getting water in it.
    Try changing the fluid and flush it well.
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Start with a cheap fix, try changing the quick couplers, make sure you use a matched set with a ball seat not the pin type.
     
  6. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    couplers i bet....
     
  7. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    "couplers i bet...."

    Ill second that...Rob