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plow had a hard time going up this morning i need help?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by fordf350super, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. fordf350super

    fordf350super Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    so i live up here in maine and it was about -4 wind shild. so i got in my truck and started it up everything went fine untill i lifted the plow. i seem the plow would not lift. then i let it sit for a few minutes and then it poped up. what should i do to to prevent this i dont have a garage. o and another question how easy is it to fill the plow whith fluid? havent changed that in like two years how do you go about doing this
    p.s.it a 2003 fisher hd minute mount 2 blade with electric hook up
     
  2. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104


    http://www.fisherplows.com/pdf/26406_051304.pdf
    page 26
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sounds like you may have water in the reservoir, icing over the pickup filter. The reservoir should come off and be cleaned, all the hoses and rams drained. Fill with new Fisher blue fluid.
     
  4. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Snowplow won’t raise or
    raises slowly or partially
    Excess weight on blade. Remove snow and/or ice buildup or
    aftermarket accessories (excess weight).
    Hydraulic fluid level low or wrong
    fluid is used.
    Fill reservoir to proper level with
    recommended fluid. Do not mix different
    hydraulic fluid types.
    Blown fuse in FISHER vehicle
    control harness.
    Replace blown fuse.
    Vehicle battery weak or charging
    system defective.
    Replace battery and check charging
    system.
    Motor worn or damaged or fault in
    wiring.
    See FISHER outlet for repair information.
    Pump filter clogged, worn or
    damaged pump, or hydraulic
    system malfunction.
    See FISHER outlet for repair information.
     
  5. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    The plow wasn't simply frozen to the ground correct? I have had that happen before, where a bit of salt melts the snow at the base of the blade, then melts enough snow that when the temperature drops, it freezes. I just backed up when that happened, and it popped free.
     
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Duhh... this could very well be it. Mine had sunk into the driveway since the last round. Took two of us ten minutes to get it on the truck last night. Minute Mount my ass.

    Your plow worked ok the rest of the day?
     
  7. fordf350super

    fordf350super Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    no it was not stuck to the driveway my guess some water in the fluid
    working fine now thanks for the answers and quick responses
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    2COR- you really aren't blaming that on the plow are you?
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sorry,going to have to agree with him for once! I seen it a few times when it froze to the ground.
     
  10. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Check your electrical grounds.
    Put dielectric grease on all of your connections.
    Grounds and connections don't work good in below 0 temperature unless they are insulated or covered in grease.

    CHANGE YOUR FLUID! You should change your fluid every single year. Also, clean filter and check for leak points.
    I spend about 8 hours every season going over my truck/plow before the season.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You agreeing with me, GV?
     
  12. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    No I didn't mean the freezing part- mine's done that before. What I meant was 2cor had a problem mounting his plow because it sunk in the ground and said "minute mount my a*s" or something to that effect. That's why I said are you really blaming that on the plow.
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Uhhhh........
     
  14. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    sound advice. neglect doesn't save money.
     
  15. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    well wind chill won't affect the performance of the plow, but single digits temps will slow it down. sound advice would be to pull it into the garage, let everything warm up and do a little maintenance.