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Problems getting plow to hook up

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by DaySpring Services, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I seem to be having trouble hooking my plow up lately. I drive into it, but when I flip the switch up for the power hitch to draw the plow in it wont draw it in. When I look under the truck the hook curls in then the arm lifts to the plow frame. Shouldn't it be the other way? Lift, then hook and pull? It always use to pull the plow in. Any thoughts?
     
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    pull the round pin to release the arm deal first
     
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I remembered to do that part. I know Im doing everything right on my part.
     
  4. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    maybe the plow is too low... raise it up a little. i had to do this when after i cranked torsion bars.
     
  5. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    Had the same exact problem with my 2003 model and the fix is simple. You have to tighten the bolt/nut that attaches the hook to arm. Good luck.
     
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Thanks, Ill give that a shot!!
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Yup, there it is. :nod:
     
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    That's what it was!! Tightened the bolt up and it works flawless once again. Thanks for the help. It was pretty tricky getting it to hook up before.
     
  9. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    No problem, glad to help.....:)

    Ryan
     
  10. dieseltroop

    dieseltroop Member
    Messages: 83

    Same Problem here too

    I was just reading all your replies to this post. I am having the same problem. But to add to this question, how tight should the bolt be? Blizzard's manual says 282 ft. lbs. lubricated and 376 ft. lbs. dry. I have a torque wrench, but only goes to 150 ft. lbs. Did you tighten the bolt little by little till the arm came up the way it is supposed to, or did you give it one good crank and call it good?

    Thanks