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Down pressure question on 25D.

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Tahoe99, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    When I have my DP on and the light on the control box is on, I hear the solenoid ticking sometimes. Is that normal ?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Perfectly normal. It keeps the pressure on and at the set limit.
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    What you are hearing is the solenoid cycling. How often does it happen? On this series of plow it is not uncommon to hear the solenoid cycle every 5-10 seconds. Anything more than that could be dirt or air in the system.
  4. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    About 10 sec, so it's ok.

    Thanks all.

    BTW, I had to plow just 2 inches last weekend, but it was partially frozen and I have no idea how you could do it without the DP ? Great feature. It did pretty good job both ways, pushing and backdragging.

    How do they do it without it ?
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    A lot of weight.wesport
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have noticed that on my plow the pump will cycle alot more often that 5-10 seconds when the downpressure is on. Granted, I believe when you are actually pushing snow, that it may need to cycle quite often if the terrain is uneven and the plow is moving up and down alot. My plow will cycle quickly just while I am sitting in one spot. Is this a problem, and what could be happening to cause this? Thanks, Nick.
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    See post below.:waving: