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Wideout-Major hydraulic leak

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Andrewe, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Brand new wideout. First storm using it. There are no angle stops or something isn't programmed correctly. Full angle right or left the cylinder end cap hits where it's mounted to plow. So now end cap(nut) is smashed and ruined the seal. Should be warranty Anyone else with this problem
    *besides this problem best plow I've ever owned. Would like to put one on rest of the fleet but want make sure this isn't the norm.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    Huh? Are you saying the cylinders are retracting too far
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    Pictures on.this
     
  4. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Yes they are retracting too far. Have picture but can't post on mobile?
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    What type of phone?
     
  6. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    IPhone on crome

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  7. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Ok looks like I figured out how post picture. The nut is coming in contact with the frame. Smashed the nut and ruined the seal.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    Any stops on the d-frame?
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Uh oh.....looks like something got screwed up during manufacturing.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,962

    Monday or Friday plow I bet
     
  11. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,888

    Kinda like the picture that went up a few weeks ago of unprimed and unpainted metal on a Fisher?
     
  12. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Pictures of frame

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  13. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I see no stops. Any wideout owners see anything different on mine compared to yours? What limits your angle travel. The above side(drivers) is one that is messed up. My first picture shows a gap but it will hit. Does so pretty hard
     
  14. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Small metal balls that came out of the power tubes or whatever there called that run entire back of plow. Blasting media I'm pretty sure. Why would that be in there.

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  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    The shot blast is normal its from them cleaning the steel before the Ultra finished is applied

    No stops. Just A-frame to push beam and two cylinders

    You sure you know I'm a pile too hard when angled? I've personally destroyed two WO's but never had an issue like yours. I killed one in 25 hours.
     
  16. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    I've got mine sitting at full angle right now and the nut is about 1/8" away from the mount were the pin goes in? Olddog is right no blade stops.. possibly wrong slightly longer cylinder from a different plow.. vary weird.. curious to hear what your dealer fids
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  17. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    One of two things wrong... Either the hole for the pin is drilled in the wrong place or the ram is too short. Either way it's a bad ram and should be replaced under warranty.

    Re the shot you found in the tube. That is normal, it is what they use to blast the metal clean, as previously stated, and sometimes a bit sticks in side. That has nothing to do with the ram problem.
     
  18. Andrewe

    Andrewe Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Going to dealer on Friday. What problems did you have olddog? I figured it was media from blasting but shouldn't it all be gone before they paint.
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518


    That's a long story....

    I'm sure they'll take of you, the dealer will take pics, render their opinion to Western. If they deny you, let me know but I'm sure you'll be ok
     
  20. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
    Messages: 99

    OP What did you find out?
    Put one together today and it seems real close. No visible damage on paint after some side to side action tho.
    Does that look normal? Now Im curious. Its a brand new wideout.

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