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western plow doesnt work

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Dave Meyers, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    I am the newbie who just finshed the plow install on the Scout. Its a western isamark, cable accuated. It worked well for about five minutes then slowed and ceased to function. The solenoid is still good, and I bypassed it to make sure it wasn't the problem. The grounds are good and the 12 V to the motor is good. It hasn't been used in a season or two or three, its probably an older model. I filled it with hydraulic fluid prior to use. The outside temp wasn't colder than about 16 degrees when it ceased to work. I don't know at waht temp they start to freeze up. When I tug the cable and jump the solenoid, I don't hear a motor spin, but dont know how audible a plow motor would be anyway. I see no drop on the voltmeter when I try to engage the motor.; I am thinking there is a problem with the motor itelf, but hate to diagnose equipment I have only been familiar with since yesterday. Any thoughts or procedures I can use to pin point the problem are appreciated. Dave
     
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    if you jump the the solenoid and your motor doesn't run you got a bad motor
     
  3. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Bad motor, when under load it should whine a little. Not alot but loud enough to hear.
     
  4. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks guys, kinda feared I have to buy somethin' to fix it. I just thought that the very last test I could do is remove the motor and hook it straight to a battery, no solenoid, no pump, just motor and battery. That ought to narrow it down for sure. Any recommendations on where to get a good deal on a motor near Kenosha Wisconsin?

    Dave
     
  5. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    The new motor is on the way. Old one definitely bad. I removed it from the truck, hooked straight to the battery and no spin. Spun it by hand and it sounded like a box of broken rocks. Spun the pump by hand, smooth as silk. Thanks for the help. Dave
     
  6. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    glad 2 see your getting it fixed
     
  7. greythorn3

    greythorn3 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    cavble operated pump?

    how do you like that pump setup? i have a chance to look at one to buy and was wondering if they are any good? are parts expensive for them?