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snow-way weak to push large snow piles

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by donny boy, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. donny boy

    donny boy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    i am having difficulty pushing large snow piles with my 8'6"snow-way plow... the hydraulics tend to buckle in the sides that i push with.. they don't bend but the pressure pushes the plow to the direction i am pushing on.... is there any way i can stop it from doing this or a better way to push the piles?..... I am new to the plowing industry and any advise would be greatly appreciated...
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2003
  2. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    check for some flow control adjustment.......you should be all set after that
  3. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    That will happen if you are trying to push too much with one side of the blade.
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

    there is a pressre relief on the plow. It's possible that the pressure relief setting could not be adjusted right so it gives way without much effort.
  5. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    If that's a new plow it has test ports, so it's a fairly easy and cheap procedure for your dealer to check the relief pressures on the swing cylinders. It has been my experience that those plows are fairly prone to needing the relief valves turned up.