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Do all plows drop hard?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Ropinghorns, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    All of my friends plows and my new Western Prodigy plow drop hard. Seems like a concrete breaker to me. I am new to this truck plowing and in Oklahoma snow we usually have more success plowing with down pressure on skidsteers or tractors. So tell me what to do in a two inch snow to keep from getting a headache by dropping this Prodigy so hard. Do I just get used to it?:cry:
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    There's an adjustment quill to change your drop speed. Read your owner's manual to see how to do it.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    As stated above,
    There is an adjustment,

    Your Owens manual is a good place t0 look for this easy to do adjustment.
    You can download one from there site.
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    The quill screw is on the driver's side of the plow. It is a slotted screw hidden between the three valve coils. Turn it in a bit at a time until you get the desired drop speed. Best to turn the screw when the plow is on the ground as there is no pressure on the seal as you turn it. Then put it up and test down speed. Note that there is a bypass check valve that allows the fluid to go around the quill when the plow is raised.

    Look at this link on page 15 and 17 http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdffiles/48174.00_031514.pdf
  5. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    To answer your queston, no they do not all drop hard :)
  6. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    A hard drop is helpful at times tho, like when you have wet snow sticking to it. The hard drop help knock the snow off.
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    This fisher doesn't drop hard. The rubber edge softens it even more
  8. tooch420

    tooch420 Senior Member
    from LI,NY
    Messages: 186

    good pointThumbs Up
  9. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    Also handy if you need to send a wake up call to someone that is texting at a stop light in front of you at a green light... just saying, it gets attention very quick... from what I have heard... :whistling:
  10. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    That's sounds like a good idea, but every time I go out plowing, there's snow on the road too which prevents it from hitting the pavement. :D
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    Yeah... your plow does not drop as hard as I am talking about....
  12. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    You guys are great. Thanks for your help.