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Homesteader question

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by harryp, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. harryp

    harryp Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2

    Just installed a Fisher Homesteader plow on my 2004 Wrangler. I can very easily move the plow blade left or right by hand. This doesn't seem right to me. Anyone know if this hydraulic system just won't "lock" the blade from angling (hard to believe) or might this be air in the rams? Thanks.
  2. 99 blazer

    99 blazer Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    No this is not normal. I would bleed all the lines from the bottom.
  3. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    When I first bought mine, the plow would tilt as I drove down the road with the controller powered off. That is not the case now.
    I have had the unit lock up or refuse to move on a couple of occasions. A push in the opposite direction has always returned function.

    Next week, the dealer is going to change fluid and setup of the plow.
  4. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    sound like you have air in the lines. I have the suburbanite, same plow different color, and you cannot move it. get the front of the truck in the air on a bank or hang it over a bank and lower the plow as low as possible. then work the angle arms. this will bleed the air out.
  5. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    I had to do the exact same thing with my Homesteader. Due to the way it sits on the truck, the rams are hard to bleed. I had to drive up to a bank so I could lower the blade enough to get the rear part of the rams at the highest point. Swung the blade back and forth a few times and it was rock solid after that.