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Hooking up Ultra mount????

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by show-n-go, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    When i try to hook up my ultra mount the plow just slides on my garage floor, the last time i did it i had to get the come-along out to get it hooked up. What do you guy's do to stop the plow from sliding around the garage floor?
  2. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    did you try adjusting your shoes??
  4. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    when you lower the shoes how close are they to the ground when the weight is still on the truck. mabe put a rubber mat down to prevent skidding?
  5. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I don't have shoes on my plow. When i'm taking the plow off the truck it comes right out, then when i go to hook it back up it goes in but not far enough to hook it, When i bump the gas that one more time to get it in there the plow just slides.. I guess a rubber matt is my option. It works fine in my driveway but the garage is to slick and that is where it is being stored.
  6. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    he means the shoes on the stand of the ultramount. when you unhook it do you push the shoe down?
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Are you taking some tension off the lift chains when you take the plow off?
  8. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Pm me and I can personally show you the tricks. I am in fairfield.
  9. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    No. it only need another 1/2 inch to an inch to lock but the whole thing just slides on the floor.
  10. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Yes, i don't think it would even come off if i didn't. Maybe i should lower them a little after it's off.

    Pm sent.
  11. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Thats your problem right there. When dropping the plow, put the controller in float and when you get to the front of the truck, push down on the lift arm before you unlock the plow.
  12. gearhead

    gearhead Member
    from ind.
    Messages: 57

    I made a dolly with wheels to put the plow on. it has a long piece of angle for the plow and two pads for the shoes to set into. when I remove it I can just pull the plow out by hand and roll it to the other part of the garage and when I want it on I dont have to line up the truck, I just push the plow into the horns and lock it in.
  13. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Ah, I will try that. thank you.

    I'd love to make a cart for it i just don't have time to do it this time of year.
  14. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    crash is right, thats the problem, if that doesnt fix it, then one more option

    I had a truck with for what ever reason super weak front end suspention. (at least it seemed to me) what the issue was the truck with the plow off, sat much heigher than with the blade on , even when lowered. So after actually pulling up to the truck and looking at it a bit, It was determined that it just wasnt lining up correctly. for a while we would just use a floor jack on the truck. when we removed it, we jacked up the truck 2 inches...and that fixed it. We also put some extra balast in the back , and that seemed to help as well, if we got lazy and didnt use the jack

    but 9 out of 10 lowering the cylinder a bit will be your fix. but be careful, the light tower then is kinda free to fall on its own.