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Hiniker won't stay up

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Jake47, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Jake47

    Jake47 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I just bought a backup truck and Hiniker straight blade, and the plow will lift but wont stay up. It takes a while to lift also. Fluid IS full. I have a Western Uni-Mount and a BOSS V-plow and have used them for 3 seasons with no problems. I am a little unfamiliar with the hiniker controls, do i have to use the switch on the side to hold the plow up?

    Thanks in advance
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    try putting the blade all the way up and unplugging the controller with it up. if it doesn't go down then bad control. if it goes down then the valve is probably stuck shifted.
  3. Jake47

    Jake47 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Ok, I can flip the switch on the controller off after I raise it, and it stays put, even if I flip the switch back to on. But as soon as I move it left or right, it falls. Also, the green light on the controller turns yellow after i move the joystick until I turn the controller off then back on.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Also try cleaning your connections..mine won't go left when they get dirty.
  5. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    I would try cleaning your connections. My hiniker did the same thing a few times last winter and cleaning the connections solved the problem.
  6. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    sounds like the the check ball thats used to hold fluid on one side or the other and to raise and lower it is stuck. when was the last time the fluid was changed?

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Sounds like a controller. Where in WI are you?
    Maybe try Viagra in the oil:D
  8. Jake47

    Jake47 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Not sure when the fluid was last changed, I just bought it on Friday. I am in West Bend, WI. I wont get a chance till Tuesday to go clean the connections and try a different control. Thanks for the input so far.
  9. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    So were you able to figure out the problem?
  10. Jake47

    Jake47 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    The connections were the problem. The plow sat separate from the truck for a long time before I bought it, so they probably got corroded in the elements. Thanks
  11. TBJ

    TBJ Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    It is a problem with the controller. Mine did the same thing a couple of years ago. Updated the controller and worked fine.