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Hiniker drop speed

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Mater, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Mater

    Mater Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have searched and read a few threads on this, and there seems to be contradicting information.

    Has anyone actually adjusted the drop speed on their Hiniker plow?
    If yes, please explain how.

    FYI, mine drops pretty fast/hard. Its not really a problem, just would like to slow it down a little if possible.

    Thanks, Mater
  2. hinikersnowplow

    hinikersnowplow Member
    from on aol
    Messages: 53

    mine drop drops kinda fast , dealer say it is fine runs the hiniker 8 ft scoop plow xysport
  3. NAH

    NAH Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    It's supposed to drop fast, that way you don't have to wait for it.
  4. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Mine drops fast and then slows down just before it hits so it's soft and quite. But it came like that I didn't adjust it.
  5. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Need to have the "DB" number off the top of your power unit assembly to tell you.
  6. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    Just what??????????????
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    There should be an adjustment quill. Look in your owner's manual. If you don't have one, you should be able to pull one up online.
  8. Mater

    Mater Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    You are probably right for another brand, but not on Hiniker's. At least, not on either of the 2 I have owned.
    Thanks, Mater
  9. SnoFarmer

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

    Hiniker, i guess its a good thing i never need to adjust/change mine...

    The solution was to change the internal flow control. The part NO.#FC 1.7. Reduced the drop rate by approximately 25%.
    basically a different quill .