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PLow just drops - Kaboom !

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by snowdogplow, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. snowdogplow

    snowdogplow Junior Member
    from yukon
    Messages: 5

    Well boys so I have been plowing my 1/2 mile drive with my tractor but I got an old truck an old meyer E-60 at auction . got the wiring right - everything was frozen up but with enough tinkering everything seems to be running can lift the plow turn it right and left - lights are working - only thing is when I push the joy stick to go down - kabboom ! she just drops quicker than the government taking money out of my pocket

    so not having done this before is that normal? is it just suppose to go kaboom or should there be some hydraulic resistance to allow this to move in a slower fashion ??/
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Keeps the snow from sticking.feather it down next time.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Should be a screw to adjust the drop speed. Ck Meyers website for the info
     
  4. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    It a good pump there's a cap over a 8mm screw. If you turn it clockwise it should slow it down. You don't want it to slow.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  6. snowdogplow

    snowdogplow Junior Member
    from yukon
    Messages: 5

    Thanks

    Thnaks boys - found it - turned it - now I can mover her slower than a state worker on break - thanks !!
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Good deal. But I think your a little off. Wouldn't it be slower than a state worker off break?
     
  8. snowdogplow

    snowdogplow Junior Member
    from yukon
    Messages: 5

    LOL ! I stand corrected - or if i were a state worker i would sit corrected
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Lmao. That's the hammer hitting the nail on the head !!!
     
  10. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Are there two of you standing and one holding a shovel
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    No. 3. One holding the shovel. One hole or fire watching. And then the stuper visior with the code book
     
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    You also need a fat guy in a truck that does even less than the other three and an all star that calls himself an operator. Then you'll have yourself a whole state crew.
     
  13. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Only if they're on OT!
     
  14. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Indiana as well
     
  15. snowdogplow

    snowdogplow Junior Member
    from yukon
    Messages: 5

    Hey we have a toll taker that just retired at age 50 taking home $128,000 per year for the rest of his life with free health care - New York State - what a joke ( I dont think the chimp that replaced him will make as much)
    PUblic unions helping the incompetent feel usefull for over 70 years Average teachers retirement in NY is worth over 2 million dollars and they only "work" 180 days out of the year - We repurchase our homes every 20 years form the government in property taxes .... dont get me going !
     
  16. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172


    Try pushing the joystick just part of the way instead of all the way. That usually makes hydraulics work slower
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Not in an electric operated hydraulic system. Only in a true hyro system plow
     
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Old Western Iso-marc cable controlled electric/hydraulic unit would do it.

    Just to be pedantic I think the term you're looking for is "not with (electric) solenoid operated hydraulics" ;)
     
  19. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    oh ok gotcha! maybe mount a shock absorber to it to slow it down?
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Or he could just use the link provided and adjust it though the "drop speed adjuster" designed into the pump.

    You can do that with your Western also. Western calls it the "quill".