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Sno-way plow-

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by bhmjwp, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Just pick up a Jeep Cherokee w/MT 80 plow with wired controller. Works great. But, after I turn off truck, I have to un screw controller-then start up truck-then screw in controller for it to work again. I have checked all connectons. The only home made job is a trailer plug connecter was placed at the front of truck for the controller connecter-and the wiring at the hand held controller has been taped. I would assumed a new connecter spliced in. Also does not have the 150 amp fuse at the battery. Have a spare to put on.

    Ant suggestions-I'm at a loss here. At least it 40 degrees today-not to bad to work out in.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    what sequence do you use to turn it on? the 5 step or the dp/on/off
     
  3. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Hello Basher,

    I have only tried the Dp/on/off. I guess I've not owned a Sno-Way old enough to be the 5 step.

    The s/n is MTD 200866. But w/the taping of the end of the controller-may indicate an newer 3 way plug-but older remote?

    I have written Sno-way, to conceder joining back up w/Plowsite, I understand why they left,
    but miss that section-especially for searches. Maybe they will come back-and some guy's on here will calm down.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Most (if not all) of the 5 step controllers had a picture of a wolf on them. Try on/off, up, down, down pressure, on/off. They only used that start up for the first year of the SMO-1 pumps.
     
  5. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Thank you Basher. What do you know-a wolf on the front. Put in the new sequence and worked fine. I can't believe the previous owner used it like the for 5 yrs. He assumed a relay or such was burned out.

    On a second note-the cutting edge is a hard, dark gray solid material. Never have used this before-have used poly, and was not impressed in its ability to scrape. I will try this one and see how it does. Any opinions on these?
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Great for everything but hard pack ice. Wear forever. keep your work pre-treated and avoid heavy ice build up and you'll love it. Will not harm pavers or sealed concrete/black top.

    You can upgrade your control with a 2 step back lit unit with no other changes, so when the one you have bites the bullet that's what you'll get as a replacement:nod: