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Just got a Hiniker anything I need to know

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by loc, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. loc

    loc Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I just bought a used Hiniker plow. The plow is 5 years old and the pump and all wiring is only 2 years old. It is 7.5 straight blade. Is there anything I need to know about this plow or pump before I run it this winter. Any common problems to watch for. thanks It is going on the truck next week. I will post up some pictures then.
  2. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    They are pretty reliable plows, espically if used sensably.
  3. grassmowerman

    grassmowerman Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 11

    I am interested in a Hiniker C Plow anything I need to know. Have found a two year old 9".
  4. Pullin&Plowin

    Pullin&Plowin Junior Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 10

    make sure the down coil on th frony of the pump motor is a two wire coil the old internally grounded ones are prone to failure. its a real pain when you cant lower your blade!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    The only thing I can think of is related to the down coil as well. If you are going to be out of the truck for a while (shoveling) bump the controller out of float, the coil stays energized when it's if float and it will get hot
  6. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    keep the cable connections clean and lubed, I been using fluid film on all of them for years with no issues.
    when I get a new plow I fluid film all the welds where it rusts first. I also coat the plow for storage. I just pressure wash it once a year and re-coat.
    and don't forget to put the little jack stand up when you hook up the plow and down when your removing :)
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  7. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    Make sure When unhooking to put controller in float and go out and push the lift cylinder in or you will have a heck of a time getting it back on.
  8. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    :mechanic: I forgot that one and I'm guilty of it too :)