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Plow is creaking

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Fastcar, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87

    After the last snow I noticed one of the plow's was making a creaking sound when it was being raised. It is a Fisher MM. Any thoughts?

    Roy
     
  2. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Are you greasing everything regularly? If you lub all the touchpoints and it still is creaking, you may have a weld or mounting problem. Be sure the mount bolts are tight.
     
  3. gcsupraman

    gcsupraman Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Mine does the same...it started a few plows after it was new.
     
  4. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I know that with my Bosses, if you hear some poping or snaping when lifting the plow, typically the mounting bolts to the frame need to be retorqued. I have crawled under there and turned some of the bolt up to half a turn before the torque wrench snaps. That seems to eliminate the noise. Otherwise I agree with the above post, check the greasable points on the plow.
     
  5. Willy-D8

    Willy-D8 Member
    Messages: 47

    The plow on my older truck creaks alot when raised. I always assumed it was lift chain tightening, twisting and torqueing. That plow is well worn too.

    Makes me think twice now though but it has always done it. I wouldn't worry to much if a visual inspection of the whole plow frame shows no problems.
     
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Let it creak...Equipment is supposed to make noise.
     
  7. DAMSLandscaping

    DAMSLandscaping Member
    Messages: 46

    Mine does the same also.. its a MM2. I asked about it at a fisher dealer and they said they will make some noice sometimes.
     
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I don't know about this, but sometime my MM1 creaks while raising. I have found that if you back off the pile just a little bit more that you usually would before raising, it make no noise. Might be something to think about.