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To Much Play

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Mad Max 4x4, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Mad Max 4x4

    Mad Max 4x4 Member
    Messages: 36

    Hey guys I noticed that when I have my down pressure on I would lift the plow up and it would move the light bar and plow alot like something had to much play. It would be a little better with the down pressure off so I unscrewed the 2 bolts that are # 26 (Go to Sno-Way Service Center - Plow Parts Manuals - Power Pack Frame) on the lift bar and the spacer was broken in three. This has happed 2 times now! The other side is fine. I also noticed that both screws have worn down that would cause some play. What would cause this to happen? How can i fix it so it wont happen again? One year old 29 series plow THANKS MAD MAX 4x4
     
  2. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Any wild chance of you taking a pic of the area on your plow that you are speaking about?
     
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    What you are describing I believe are the bushings in the lift linkage. If they wear out or fail it will create some slop. The lift linkage bushings should be periodically inspected as they are a wear item just like a cutting edge. Every time you raise or lower the blade they are working. Contact your retailer about getting them replaced.
     
  4. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Tom, could this happen to a 22 series? I have been seeing the same thing with the lights/frame on my plow. I just assumed that it needed adjustment.
     
  5. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    All Sno-Way plows have bushings in the lift linkage. They should be lubricated frequently and also inspected for wear or damage throughout the season.
     
  6. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Gonna go hunt down my manual right now and check it out. I had asked Basher for some assistance in increasing the down pressure,which of course he gave me but I could not do because I am not a mechanic, but I had no idea about these bushings.

    Thanks much!!
     
  7. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Tom, Please check your PM's