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10 yr old western gets slower as temp drops...

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by amarino, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. amarino

    amarino Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    The other night (0 degrees). it would barely move side or up. Next day (30 deg) seemed fine. Plowed 10 hrs today and by the end of the day it was getting slower and slower (and colder). Changed fluid last week. Any clues?
    Also, the last storm I noticed the lift a little weak with snow on blade,

    Thanks in advance.

    -AL in Great Barrington, MA
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    What Fluid??
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You changed the fluid but did you clean the inlet filter?

    If it's partially restricted they'll get slower and slower...more so with ATF in them. (if thats what your running in it).

    May want to check the motor for excessive amp draw also..
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008
  4. amarino

    amarino Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I used the napa equivelent to western fluid. Never changed the filter though. I'll try that. THANKS