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Western Ultra-mount plow emergency kit

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by LVHardscape, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    I'm going to be buying one as a CYA kinda thing. Worth it? what usually goes on them?
     
  2. 54powerwagon

    54powerwagon Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    had mine for 7 years nothing has broken knock on wood. the kit comes with a hose spring and a few fittings not sure its worth it.
     
  3. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    its worth every penny when its 1 am and you blow a hose!:nod:
     
  4. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    thats kinda what i thought. Are hose blow-outs common?
     
  5. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Ive only had one blow in 11 yaers but the kit has other things in it to that ive used a pin the oil that kinda thing imo it was worth the money
     
  6. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    good call. I think i'm going to buy one and also add a coil to the kit, since the coils are all the same part number. this way i'll have hoses, motor solenoid and a spare coil.
     
  7. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    it may be awhile before you need it but when you do you will be glad you had it
     
  8. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    :mechanic:
     
  9. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Not sure what is in the kit but I think having parts is priceless. I would think a hose, solenoid, fluid, and some pins. I don't think a spring would be a bad idea but if you break a spring the plow would still work .

    One other point it may sound stupid but make sure you have all the tools you will need to change out the spare parts you have.
     
  10. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    learned that lesson years ago!! now i keep a full set of std. and metric 1/4", 3.8" and 1/2" sockets, deep and shallow, and an assortment of adjustable wrenches, pliers, vice grips, screw drivers and what not. I got these awesome toolboxes from sears that are like 2' long but only 6" high, and they fit perfectly behind the seat on my ford, Tools are priceless for repairs in a hurry or on the road!.
     
  11. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    I put one together seperately and it cost less than buying the emergency kit from Western.
    Definately cheap insurance to carry along.
     
  12. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape Member
    Messages: 38

    yea i thought about putting one together myself as well! longes line i would need, temp replace ment for any line, motor solenoid, angle fitting, and coil. if a trip spring brakes i'de keep plowing, just carefully.
     
  13. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon Senior Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 116

    I had one for 2 years, never needed it (but glad I had it), and then it got stolen. Now I just carry a hose, angle fitting, extra fluid, and of course tools.