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Plow not dropping as far as it should?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Mustangx5, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Mustangx5

    Mustangx5 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 3

    I've intalled a used 8' pro poly ultramount on my '99 F250SD and used it for the first time today, blade drops fast and all the way to the ground, however when I plow any areas where the front tires are going a little uphill the blade is leaving the ground and not cleaning. This is mostly a problem when doing drives that have an sloped approach then level off. There is still some slack in the chains when the blade is down, I can stand on the blade and it will lower a little further but still not touching the ground. Any ideas?
     
  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    sounds like the plow height is off?? the height from the ground to the receiver should be between 9 1/2 to 10 1/2" off the ground..
     
  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    sounds like the plow height is off?? the height from the ground to the receiver should be between 9 1/2 to 10 1/2" off the ground..also check to see if there anything binding
     
  4. Mustangx5

    Mustangx5 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 3

    My truck sits kinda low in the front with the blade on but I will still check that out, thanks.
     
  5. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    like I said, check to see if something is binding. also give the chain a little more slack...
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  6. fabcraftinc

    fabcraftinc Member
    Messages: 69

    Make sure there is at least 2-3 inches of slack in the chain with the lift cylinder fully retracted. Also, make sure you are properly configured.
     
  7. The Lone Plower

    The Lone Plower Member
    Messages: 97

    I had this happen to me a couple times I used my new plow. I wasn't holding the button down long enough to get it in to float mode. :blush2:


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  8. Mustangx5

    Mustangx5 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 3

    That would be an easy fix if that's the problem, I'm pretty sure I saw the float light on but I'll try it again and see.