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Western Pro lifting above heavy snow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I noticed my plow is lifting up over heavy snow. I never had this problem with my old western. Is it the old cutting edge, or perhaps the rubber shield on top that is being pushed up and pulling up the plow. my older meystern doesn't lift up on heavy snow.
     
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 679

    A worn cutting edge can do it. Not sure if it would completely solve the problem but a new cutting edge can make a big difference.
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Gonna have to get a new one soon.
     
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Bad configuration can cause this too. If the a/ frame is not parallel to the ground (too high at the back) it changes the cutting edge angle (attack angle) which will lift the plow when u push a big pile.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    A worn cutting edge would cause this same effect?
     
  6. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    That's true. Worn cutting edge would drop the front end of the a-frame and change attack angle.
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    seems i need a new one then.