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Problems with Western

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IA snoman, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    I'm wondering if someone can help. I recently replaced my 6.5 western 4 a 8 ft. western. After trailering the plow home I had to put it on my friends truck since my truck had a blown head gasket. When I hooked it up the angle was real fast. After I got my truck fixed I hung the plow on it and it angled much slower, any ideas? The pump was full of fluid and the pump tested with 1700 lbs of pressure. One other question. I replaced the ram and gasket last season due to wear and leakage. I noticed after hanging the plow that it is still leaking? might of done it last year but not sure
  2. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Forgot to mention that it is a cable (old style)plow.
  3. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Maybe it was a little colder when you hooked it up to your truck.
    Maybe a stronger battery on the other truck.
    You didn't say which ram was leaking.
    Try tightening the packing nut.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2004
  4. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Did you use the same pump on both trucks or just the blade? His pump may be better or his electrical system may have a little more juice.
  5. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    maybe its his electrical system. My pump tested 1700 lbs of pressure and my dealer said most of the newer ones didn't test that high. I don't know if the truck had dual batteries or not. Might have higher ouput alt. Don't know what mine is.
  6. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    just the blade
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Definately electrical :confused: ...did one truck have single and on truck have dual batteries? Was one a diesel? Have the batteries tested (especially for reserve capacity) by any garage specializing in electrical systems. :nod:
  8. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    His pump just runs faster than yours. It is most likely his electrical. Was his lift faster than yours, too? Another factor in this is the health of his pump. drain yours and change the fluid. This can have a significant effect on it, as well.
  9. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    the only thing it could be is the juice. :drinkup:
  10. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I agree, but it cold be a temp thing to and your fluid was colder and thicker too. I recented went through my motor on my pump and clean up the cummutator and brushes and re-greased the motor shaft bushings too and it runs noticable faster now too. Also when you change your fluid you shold change filter(s) to from time to time as they can clog up a bit too with time and slow things down some as well.