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plow moves slow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by rudyk, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    my plow moves super slow in all directions, when the temp is around 10 degrees
    it also draws the volts down on the truck
    Is this normal or is their something I can do to fix the problem
    plow is a 7'6" unimount
    Thanks
     
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    welcome....What fluid are you running in it?.....Does the motor seem to be running slow?....
     
  3. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have no idea what fluid is in it, what should be in it.
     
  4. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Think is, a lot of guys use ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid), which tends to thicken at low temps. This is hard on the pump and motor. Have a look, if its red, its likely ATF. Low temp hydraulic fluid is usually blue. That is where I would start.
     
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    your starting to freeze up from water in the oil. if you have no idea what oil you have, its time to change it.
     
  6. rudyk

    rudyk Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks for the info. I Appreciate your help