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question about used unimount?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by pipelayer, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 139

    looking at a used unimount that is going for cheap, in decent shape, needs TLC, lights, hoses, and maybe a few bolts or so. other than basic things to the naked eye, like rams, or leaks, what should I look for in these plows as a flaw, I read they are prone to cracks in the quadrant area, is that noticeable, I also have nothing to test it on, and im positive it is the same electric/hydraulic setup as fisher, being that it is two plug. im familiar with plows, and pumps, but not westerns or their designs, so any insight on worn parts or any common things to look for other than the blatantly obvious would be helpful, its on the cheap, so I could keep it and give it some love or flip it for a few dollars when flakes fly, thanks in advance
     
  2. BIG NICKY

    BIG NICKY Member
    Messages: 43

    The a-frames can wear out making the plow feel pretty sloppy. but some welding shops have jigs and can just fix the front where the pivot bolt connects the a frame and the quadrant. im sure there are other things but that's the issue i have run into on a few plows.
     
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Check for pitting on the lift ram and, as said above, for a sloppy blade to a-frame pivot bolt. I have seen blades hanging by nothing but the Rams! The bolts don't wear but the loops do. Yes can be repaired but it's all about time and money. Also look at the wiring, especially around the grill plugs.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,988

    Ck the fluid too. Not quite sure about the cracking issue.....kinda news to me
     
  5. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    Proplows are not prone to cracking in the quadrant but if it's a standard I have seen cracks in the quadrant because they are lighter duty.