1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

snow way plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by harold1965, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. harold1965

    harold1965 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1

    plow worked good last year, stored indoors hooked up this year and plow will not go up or down but does move left and right , sounds like everything is running when triing to move up or down ,,any suggestions
     
  2. Curro

    Curro Member
    Messages: 53

    Been asking the same question without a response. My problem is the plow wont angel left or right. I hear running but it just wont angel. From what I have read on the net I'm going to try to drain and flush the unit. Drain tank, disconnect the angle and lift hoses and drain cylinders. Fill with Meyers hydra flush. Let it cycle a bunch of times then drain. At this time you can remove the tank and clean/replace the filter if necessary. Reassemble and fill with snowplow fluid. This is pretty much what I'm going to try tomorrow and see if I can get it moving side to side. Good luck and I hope that someone with experience chimes in.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The wipers could be hung on the ram. Curro, Do you have plenty of fluid? Harold, Try lifting the plow with a jack while you raise it. just a little should push should do it if it is stuck.
     
  4. floriolandscape

    floriolandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I had the same issue with my sno way 26 series this year. But, mine wouldn't move at all. Always stored indoors and maintained with proper care. I exhausted all of my options and finally took it to the dealer, turns out it was the main relief valve that had blown. In cases such as these make sure you know what you're doing, if you don't you're better off paying the shop to fix it up for you.
     
  5. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    sno way plow

    Basher, what do you think, is this a common problem with the sno-ways? I'm currently shopping plows for my 2007 Ram 4x4, and am hoping to get advice on the overall performance and durabilty of the sno-way plows...you guys like them??

    Thanks in adance!
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No blown relief valves while sitting is something I have never seen. Normally when they are hung after the summer it is just dry/tight wipers on the rams
     
  7. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I love my 24D my next plow will be a sno-way with wings I do take care of my plow I wipe it down with fluid film a few times a year. If you take care of it. It will take care of you.

    I love my Z
     
  8. BruceLyon

    BruceLyon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks!! I apreciate your insight.
     
  9. the_jack_82

    the_jack_82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    SNOWAY Instal question

    A couple questions about wiring a SNOWAY.
    we purchased a 28D V plow that came off a 2000 chevy 3500 (old body style), and thats what we are mounting it on IMAG0100.jpg

    IMAG0099.jpg

    On the W1 Harness (#96103237) R1 Terminal (gray, Tan and Brown Wires) that go to the solenoid, there was a diode (I think, see pic) between a wire, is it needed (it was unplugged in the box when we got it.

    And also on the W1 harness, the red black goes to ignition, do you get this from under the hood at the fuse box, or under dash? Then the R2 (black wire) Is that a ground?

    Also, where in the heck is there room to shove the wires through the grill?

    IMAG0100.jpg

    IMAG0099.jpg
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yes, you need the diode.
    The red wire is a keyed 12 volt
    the black wire is a ground.
     
  11. the_jack_82

    the_jack_82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Great Thanks!
    Keyed 12 volt from anywhere?
    And thanks again, I hate the smell of burning wires!
     
  12. the_jack_82

    the_jack_82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Oh yeah,
    where would you put the wires, with the hook ups, through the grill? Go under the bumper? Cut a hole in the hood?
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    normally below the bumper
     
  14. the_jack_82

    the_jack_82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thank You!
     
  15. Hippie

    Hippie Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I love my 29hd with the polly shield Thumbs Up