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Couple unimont questions

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by RH31379, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. RH31379

    RH31379 Member
    Messages: 34

    I have a unimont, 6'6" on my 87 jeep wrangler.
    couple ? on some issues I have had.

    1. last week during the blizzard the plow seemed to freeze up, made a loud like grinding noise then hardly moved. I hadnt doen the annual fluid change yet, hadn't had time. ended up changing it in the middle of the storm and then blew a line... change again...lol. It seems to be fine now, is there an additive that can be added to help the freezing? I used the blue western fluid, now i have red fluid from the well known local dealer.

    2. my quadrant sector keeps breaking the u channel under the left piston. We keep welding it, I assume we're getting good weld cause nothing else we weld breaks but this piece has broken 2 time last year and 1 this year, I go through alot of angle pins since they keep bending. When I bought this plow the same side was broken off. I wonder what may cause it?
    I also notice some stress cracks on on the steel angle in the area of where the pistons mount to the quadrant.

    My real ? here is I have an old convential mount plow, same size. will that quadrant fit the unimont? it look like it should?

  2. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I run standard atf in all my western plows and have never had any problems with freezing, something is bent putting too much strain on that bracket, yes the conventional to a frame will work on the unimount