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battery drain

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by vfd1693, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. vfd1693

    vfd1693 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    When I hook up my sno way and leave it hooked up, the battery will drain. If I unhook the plow, truck will start up every time. I also notice a power lose when plowing.
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    What model do you have?
  3. vfd1693

    vfd1693 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Not sure what model, I think 26 series with toggle control and down pressure. I don't have any lights hooked up either.
  4. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Post the serial # located on the plow a-frame next to the hydraulic power unit.

    The 26 Series does not use a toggle type control. Older 24 & 25 Series plows had controls with rocker and toggle switches to activate the Down Pressure system.

    Post the info and I can get you links to manuals for the plow you have.
  5. vfd1693

    vfd1693 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I believe your right. It is either a 24 or 25 older plow. Has two rocker switches for up and down and side to side. Has a toggle switch for down pressure. I looked at wiring diagram and believe all is correct. Could the solenoid be bad?

    Unfortunatly can't look for number. Plow is at in-laws right now.