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problem turning plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 91wrangler, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    will turn to the right with no problemes. goes up and down with out a problem. but turning left is not so good. tried bleeding the cylinder and hose but did not help. it is older style with cable controls. if any body has any tricks or ideas on how to solve my problem i would love the help thanks,
     
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Is the pump on the headgear or under the hood?
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  3. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    it on the head gear.
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Have you removed the valve covers to inspect the movement while someone operates the controls?
     
  5. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    no not yet. is it possible that the cable is not opening the valve all the way.
     
  6. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    is there anyway u can adjust the cables. cables are like new from what i can tell
     
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Yup, it is a possible culprit. If it seems to be catching up, remove the cable and manual move it while someone operates the plow. The LOWER cover is the 4 way valve (angle valve).

    If it operates perfectly, then you may need cables, or joystick maintenance.
     
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Of coarse...Here is a link to your manual.
     
  9. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    thanks for the tip. i will try that tomorrow. also if any body has a link to manuals on it it would be great. i will let u know the out come tomorrow..
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

  11. 91wrangler

    91wrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    thanks for the link, i got the plow work thanks for the help repoman207
     
  12. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    No sweat man, happy plowing!
     
  13. LordOfTheSith

    LordOfTheSith Member
    Messages: 40

    i had an older western like yours...same problem.....those cables need to be installed and set so damn accuratly it makes your head spin
     
  14. mtfallsmikey

    mtfallsmikey Junior Member
    from NW Va.
    Messages: 3

    Same problem on my Mark IIIA, but cable is non-adjustable type, ????
     
  15. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Mark 3 are the electric versions aren't they........?
     
  16. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Well let me see :dizzy:..........Yup they are different
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    lmao....I guess that's WHY they're not adjustable huh.
     
  18. mtfallsmikey

    mtfallsmikey Junior Member
    from NW Va.
    Messages: 3

    Maybe the problem would be in the control head, cable loose in there. I'm not sure if the cable is moving the valve far enough or not...
     
  19. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Operate it manually and see. You'll need a side kick to help.