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8611 slow up with first couple presses-HELP!

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by NLS1, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Hey everyone, been a while, but now that snow is almost here, I have a question.

    I have tried the forum search and google to no avail.

    We bought a "lightly" used 8611pp that came on a Kubota M135x. The main function of the tractor is to run the Shoule Inverted blower, but I still need to use the plow a little on a couple small lots.

    Everything seems to work right, except.....

    that the plow barely lifts when you hit the up button the first couple times. Then, when there is the full weight finally on the tractor, the next time you hit the button, it shoots right up like it should. Pump runs each time, and you can tell it is drawing lots of current from the tractor.

    I am gonna dig into this tomorrow. I will be checking all the grounds, the fluid is full enough, and is the blue stuff.

    Not a huge fan of the main power and grounds being so small. I see that as a likely cause. Or is there something stuck in one of the valves maybe, or a relief valve adjusted wrong or something?

    Let me know your thoughts!

  2. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    make sure the filter is not up side down
  3. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Thanks Beam, I will check that tomorrow!

  4. gbtl

    gbtl Member
    Messages: 58

    why dont you use the tractor hydraulics instead?
  5. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I will eventually, but it was already set up electric over hydraulic, and to switch will be over $2000. $1000+ for the blizzard end and $1000+ for the tractor hydraulics.
  6. gbtl

    gbtl Member
    Messages: 58

    what would all the cost be? what kind of hydraulic changes does it consist of?
  7. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Sounds like a mechanical bind of some sort. Draw latch pins all good?
  8. StuveCorp

    StuveCorp Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Did you get that off Craigslist? The 8611 we had, there was some adjusting for the raise and lower to get it right.

    We really need some pictures also, sounds like a sweet rig.