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Slow Wing??? any ideas?

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by kevlars, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I have a 8 1/2' V plow. I believe this will be it's fifth season. I just put on new cutting edges, so, not much use.

    My question is, when I go from V to scoop or scoop to V, one wing is slower than the other. Not a lot slower, but it is definately slower.

    Any ideas why this would happen? I don't remember it being like this all along. I also put on new hoses last season.

    Thanks for any help,
    Kevlars
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,291

    Sounds like air in hydraulic system, did you bleed it when you changed the hoses or last changed the fluid?
     
  3. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I did bleed it when I put the hoses on. But, I am going to change fluid before this season, and will bleed it again then. I hope that is the issue. It did get low on fluid when I had a leaking hose, so, maybe I didn't get all the air out.

    Thanks for the info.

    Kevlars
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Are the wings operating at the same time?
     
  5. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Yes they are moving at the same time. It's just that the one doesn't react and move as fast.

    Kevlars
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Maybe the valve is gummed up. Or that's just normal
     
  7. starspangled6.0

    starspangled6.0 Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    From day one, my right wing is always a touch slower than the left wing. Just had our dealer replace the hoses and fluid last year under warranty, so I doubt it's a air-in-the-fluid issue.