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Under hood hydraulics question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Mpirani, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Mpirani

    Mpirani Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Should the control cables be the same exact length to connect to the hydraulic unit from the cab 4 way controller on this set up. I bought a second hand plow and have it 100% installed and I am having a hell of a time getting the controls correct. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    basicly length of cable its self is for keeping as stright as possible with min bends and if bends huge arc to not kink or bind it.

    but each one should be ajusted to the valve it controls.

    i set mine years ago and still working fine. never adjusted yet since install. Thumbs Up
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What type of truck? We had an old 77 Chevy and we mounted the valve on the inside fender driver side.They do need to be as straight as possible or the cable will break.
  4. Mpirani

    Mpirani Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    It is a 2004 1500 I custom fabbed the system to I wound up buying some 40" cablesand was able to get the controls operational the original owner had a 33 and a 30 cable I don't know how he made it work I couldn't not enough adjustment in 3 inches.
  5. Mpirani

    Mpirani Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Wow punctuation helps doesn't it. Sorry posting from the phone punctuation gets lost in the shuffle sometimes.

    In any case. I wound up by installing 40" control cables and the adjustments to the valve body were very simple. I now just need to come up with a better system for mounting the drive sheave. It works fine in the yard but I am hesitant to take it out on the road.

    I am driving it off the power steering pump. I need to get an extended bolt that will accommodate my drive sheave and provide me with a more solid attachment than the set screw being used currently.

    thanks for the responses guys.