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HTS Hydraulic lock ?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by snoman910, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. snoman910

    snoman910 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I recently bought a HTS Western plow and can not figure out the hydraulic lock for back dragging. Also, my blade skips and shutters on concrete. I was wondering if the springs need to adjusted or? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    For the scrape lock you just need to make sure your float light is not on, if it is then the lift ram can be pushed up. When you let the plow down just bump the up button and float goes off, then the blade will stay where it is. As for the shuddering you could certainly try adjusting the springs. When I build a plow I tighten the springs until I can get a credit card or ciggarette pack between any coil in the spring. Smooth concrete shouldn't make it trip.
  3. snoman910

    snoman910 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the reply. I have been using it that way i just thought it would clean better. This plow seems to be very tinny and the way it jumps makes me wonder. I will try adjusting the the springs. Thanks again.
  4. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    It could help to have the scrape lock pressure increased also. In oct 2009 they decided to set it 100 lbs higher than they had previously, so if it was built before that, that might not be done yet.
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    The chattering is the attack angle, our Fisher HT does the same thing.
  6. snoman910

    snoman910 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the reply. I had wondered if that may be the issue.