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Western Cable question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IA snoman, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    I replaced my joystick this fall for my cable operated western plow and it doesn't seem to work right. When you go to angle the blade it doesn't turn hardly at all, but it does go up. :confused: :help: Are the cables out of adjustment? My friend told me to stop taking the plow there and start working on it myself. I am planning on doing more maintenance on my equipment but I feel like it should fixed since I spent 200 for the joystick and install and it doesn't work right. All imput welcome :waving: :)
     
  2. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    If you had it installed at a shop and they stand behind their work.....then take it back to them and explain. They should honor their work.

    OR.....it could be low on fluid......clogged filter screen in pump etc.
     
  3. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Thanks Indy. I checked my fluid already. Which brings up another sore in this story. Last year they replaced the lift ram and seal because it was pitted and leaking all over the pump etc. Well a year later and it still leaks. I would think they could get something right but I guess that now I am a little suspect. Don't know about screen, can you check that when you have the lift ram out?
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Cables are out of adjustment. Go to westerns site and find the mechanics guide for the cable controlled pumps. This will walk you through the adjustment of the cables, and the 3way and 4 ay valves if needed. This the same guide that is given to and used by techs at repair shops.
     
  5. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Thats what Im thinkin too. Didn't do this when I had old controller. I just feel that I shouldn't have to fix something I already paid for, know what I mean :mad: :nono: