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Hydraulic metal cuttings Western plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Frankensnow, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Frankensnow

    Frankensnow Junior Member
    from No. VA
    Messages: 6

    What causes metal cuttings in Western snow plow hydraulic system
  2. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Most often the motor.
  3. SnoFarmer

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

    It's most often the pump.

    sometimes shavings are left in the system from assembly.
    IF, if this is the first time you have cleaned the screen it could be from that.

    If not id be looking at the hydro pump
    As most electric motors are not submerged in the hydraulic fluid, so any shavings it may/could make will not end up in the fluid.