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Western pump is slow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 76chevyman, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. 76chevyman

    76chevyman Member
    Messages: 46

    Hi there all. I finaly got my truck ready for the season today. I rebuilt the plow all new bolts and pin and fluid. I need to go buy new controlls and i think i will be set. But when i raise the plow its kinda slow i only had one battery hooked up tomorrow im going to hook up both batterys and see if that helps. Would a worn out electric motor cause this?? Its got to be 5 years old. This will be the first real season with this pump im use to the belt driven one. Please any input would be helpful. thank you :salute:
     
  2. 76chevyman

    76chevyman Member
    Messages: 46

    o yeah it angels great and it drops real fast like the chain just snap im going to try to adjust that tomorrow
     
  3. ADLAWNCUTTERS

    ADLAWNCUTTERS Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    yep it's most likely the motor you could hook up a amp meter to test it. why bother if its a 4 or 5 years old the brushes are worn out.at the very least its good insurance to replace it.
     
  4. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    If it is the cable operated type, try adjusting the up-down cable. If its not I am not sure of what it could be.

    Mark K
     
  5. Brian Simmons

    Brian Simmons PlowSite.com - Sponsor
    Messages: 196

    It could also be the pump. It does not take as much power to angle as to lift. Might want to do a pump pressure test if the motor turns out to be good.