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Western Ultra Mount Wont Come Loose From Truck

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Midatlanticpowe, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Midatlanticpowe

    Midatlanticpowe Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    My 5 year old Western Ultra Mount wont come loose from my truck without putting something heavy behind it to stop the plow from moving.. I have tightened the trip springs and that didnt help. I dont know what else to check. Its been doing this all season.. Hooking and Unhooking. Any help.Thanks
  2. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Why would the trip springs have anything to do with it coming out of the truck??????

    You know the two "male" ends that slide into the receiver ? take a wire wheel grinder and polish them up real nice and then take a wire brush and clean inside the receiver real good. Then lube it up with some light oil like engine oil of fluid film or anything other then wd-40 or tube grease.

    Then make sure your foot pads are set to the right height.

    Or just man up and un-hook the latches and give it a good tug and it will come out. Should make you stronger.
  3. Midatlanticpowe

    Midatlanticpowe Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    That is what I read on one of the forums about tightening the trip springs. Not sure what it helps but I was doing what I could.
    Dont really feel like yanking the thing by hand everytime. Its a 8.5 Ft plow. Not the lightest thing around.
    Anyways I got fed up and took it to local shop and they told me the pivot point on the a frame was rusted and wasnt pivoting. Getting ready to go pick it up now.
    We will see if it works $300 later.
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Chain needs to be loose and make sure the feet jack are on the ground

    Thats what sounds like to me
  5. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 900

    When you drop it put the control in float position and push down on the chain arm and it will be loose.