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Western Wideout very slow moving

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by light insight, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. light insight

    light insight Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    My western wideout plow moves UP very very slow! It seems to get worse the longer im plowing. I have changed the fluid this season. Also it is the older 2009 wideout so it has no zerk fittings. Any idea on what is causing it to move so slow???
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    Pull reservoir and clean/replace filter.

    I would replace.
     
  3. light insight

    light insight Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Okay ill try that thanks. Is there an easier way to get the reservoir off other than taking all the hoses off and removing the plastic case that surrounds the motor and resevoir?
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Have you cleaned the pivot pins ever?

    If you remove the plow and can manually move the headgear all the way forward and back, chances are it's not the pins giving you troubles
     
  5. light insight

    light insight Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Yes i can manually move it. I think he is right about the filter...its just a pain in the butt to get to it. Thanks.
     
  6. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    The reservoir is a lot of trouble to remove. I would be doing a voltage drop test first.
    Using a multimeter measure the difference in voltage between the battery positive post and the pump motor terminal. Do the same from battery negative to the negative motor terminal. Read the voltage while the plow is lifting in both tests. It should be less than one volt in both tests. If there is no voltage drop then measure the current flow if you have, or can borrow, a clamping ammeter. Should spike up to around 100 amps and then settle at about 40. High current draw can mean the motor is in its last legs.
    Check your grill plug (the one with two pig pins and two small pins) to see if it gets wa after running the tests to see if it is warm. If it is that's a sure sign of a voltage loss at the plug. Clean or replace the problem cable.
     
  7. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,272

    Have you ever changed the solinode/coil pack under the left side panel... I change ares ever 2 yrs or more depending on usage...