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Uni 8.5 angles under pressure, normal?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by BrooklynJim, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. BrooklynJim

    BrooklynJim Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 10

    8.5 Unimount on a GMC dually, putting it back together for the season, so when testing the angle "hold" it just doesnt seem to hold hard enough,

    i.e..
    if i try to push a 1/2 skid of salt, and dont have the blade square on the skid, it will angle on its own till it squares off on the pallet, not a jerking "pressure relief" type of angling, but a smooth, controlled angle

    is that normal while trying to push 1k-1.5k pounds?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Absolutely normal.

    It's a snow plow, not a bulldozer. :D
     
  3. BrooklynJim

    BrooklynJim Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 10



    oh.. you got jokes huh? ok, i see how it is.. lol...

    but seriously, snow weighs alot, will it hold? or should i have the check valves done? they were done 2 years ago
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's fine as is. Your pushing against a solid shaped hard object so it will place more pressure against the moldboard in a contained section than plowing snow would.
     
  5. BrooklynJim

    BrooklynJim Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 10

    thats good news.. thanks B&B..