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Western Ultra mount - Stacking Stop?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by lazyls1, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. lazyls1

    lazyls1 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Got my truck leveled and the plow properly set up in the #4 configuration, just wondering how important the stacking stop is? Ive been using it without for the time being and its worked fine. But if it exists there must be a reason for it, what purpose does it serve? Will I damage the plow stacking too high without the stop? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    It will probably hit the front of your truck.
     
  3. lazyls1

    lazyls1 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hadn't considered that, will have to check that out. Thanks
     
  4. bean7654

    bean7654 Member
    Messages: 63

    I know this is 2 years old but wonder what you came up with. Sometimes I wish my plow would raise higher and was wondering if I could remove mine. My is set to #4 so it says it needs it too but wondering what the point of it is. Doesn't seem like it would hit anything with it off.
     
  5. coke813

    coke813 Member
    Messages: 88

    I'm interested if someone comes up with a better answer, but I would have to guess the only risk you would have is if you run into a pile of ice with the blade too high, you could bend the A-frame? The frame is designed to push straight ahead, not up. I don't think you really have to worry about damaging the truck though.
     
  6. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    I never put mine on when I assembled my plow. No issues.
     
  7. bean7654

    bean7654 Member
    Messages: 63

    Are you using the #4 configuration? I was thinking of removing it and just jacking it up all the way to see what/if it hits anything. Only other concern i guess would be over extending the lift cylinder, not sure if that is a concern.
     
  8. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    Plow has been configured various different ways throughout its life from the truck being completely stock to bigger tires and adding taller springs last year. I think the main intent of the stacking stops were to stop bounce going down the road.