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Ultramount 7.5 Poly Control Problem

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by flatland, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. flatland

    flatland Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 7.5' Poly blade, Ultramount, Isolation Module, + handheld controller. This is 6 years old and up to now has worked without a problem.

    Headlights work.
    Control lights up + Power light comes on when I press on/off.

    But when I press Raise or Left or Right the Motor relay clicks (hydraulic motor does not run) and the Control power light goes off.

    If I short across the motor relay battery terminals the motor does run.

    I put dielectric grease on all connections.

    I thought perhaps the relay was bad and replaced it. Same thing happens.

    After trying it about 100 times I did get the blade to raise once and go left and right a couple times. But then it went back to not working again - press a control, relay clicks and it sounds like a relay clicking inside the control as well then shuts off.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Flatland.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,947

    check grill connectors, check your grounds, truck side and plow side. MAKE sure you have have good grounds. any green fuzz is bad.
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,556

    x2 on the grounds
     
  4. flatland

    flatland Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks guys - I'll check all grounds today and report back.

    Related question - any reason I can't use the Permatex dielectric grease vs. Western brands?

    Flatland
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,947

    Nope same stuff. Westerns grease flows a little better. But same stuff. Get the permatex, more for your money.
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    In the end might be the hand control I had same problem with a western end up being the hand control I had friend that use his control and plow would work
     
  7. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    i just had the same problem and it was my joystick controller it went bed....
     
  8. flatland

    flatland Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for feedback on the controllers.

    If I have to replace it do you guys prefer the joystick or the hand controller?

    Flatland
     
  9. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    I prefer the handheld controller.

    But really it's what u can afford.


    If the pc board burnt up in it I no how to fix them.
     
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,556

    it is all about what you are use to. I personally do not like hand helds as when you what them to float, you have to hold the button down. I like joysticks as you just have to tap down and they go into float.

    Again, it is all personal perferance