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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by DomaD, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. DomaD

    DomaD Member
    Messages: 34

    Hello everybody, i have 2 questions or issues. This is my first year of plowing with my own plow im not sure if this is normal, please advise. I currently have a brand new snow ex lt7200 plow on my 2015 gmc canyon. First issue is when i am angled say half way to the right or left pushing snow my plow will move all way to full angle due to snow build up, is this normal, or are my hydraulics not locking as they should? Second issue is my headlights are very shaky when i drive, yes i made sure the 2 bolts underneath each headlight are tight, is the bulb loose or is this normal as well? Thank you for the input!
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    1). Completely normal.
    2). Yes normal to an extent.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    First issue....bad cylinder or there is some air in your lines\cylinder. Or the pressure relief is not set high enough.
    Second.....hard to say, they all vibrate to one extent or another.
  4. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Ive never owned a snowex, but with heavy wet snow, my snoway will do that too. It may be normal, but it could also be out of adjustment as Mark said. The pressure should be able to be adjusted, however, you will want to have it done by someone who knows what they are doing. If its over adjusted, it will create other problems im told, like blowing hoses, and maybe even cylinders. As for the lights, some vibration is normal. They should sturdy enough to allow you to see where you are going, but will shake some. Did you manage to get the other issue you were having resolved?
  5. ThatGuySnowPlow

    ThatGuySnowPlow Member
    Messages: 62

    I have a brand new western and when I am pushing snow with my blade straight it will angle to the side if I hit a frozen piece of the snow pile. I was told this is normal as a safety to prevent your truck from whipping around from impact to heavy/ice packed snow.
  6. snowfox74

    snowfox74 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Ur blade should not move unless u move it. (Although I have never used a plow newer than a 2009 and I have Meyer and Western plows so DomaD may be right, however, I've never heard of anything like that and I've been doing this for over 10 years.. Again, may be a new thing???) And ur lights should be secure not shaking around.. U should contact ur snow ex dealer and ask them directly.. Then have them make the necessary adjustments.. If it's brand new they should cover it. Have lots of fun and pray for lots snow! Good luck!!
  7. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Wrong... If you strike an object or really heavy and wet snow the plow should give way. This will save stress on your vehicle and the plow. If it didnt relieve that pressure im sure there will be stressed placed on the cylinders and hoses. You cant react quick enough to hitting objects, so your plow should be able to. Obviously this is all within reason as you dont want the plow giving way with a few inches of powder on the ground
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    X2 correct.......
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    x3 correct.

    snowfox74, relief valves have been used on hydraulic systems for at least 30 years, probably more like 40 years. I started plowing in '85, and they've been there. And I know they were present long before that.
  10. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    I started in 71 and relief valves were around then. Gotcha beat Marko. :)
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    I couldn't see over the dash in '71.............but there's a chance I was riding shotgun. Thumbs Up
  12. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Did you have to carry extra batteries to operate the plow on the horse drawn buggy back then? Man, you guys are old!:D
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Batteries hadn't been invented yet.
  14. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 128

    In '71 I was still plowing with a manual angle blade on a tractor. The only way that would give, is if you hit hard enough to shear the pin that adjusted the angle. I never did!