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lift piston stuck

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by earl964, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. earl964

    earl964 Member
    Messages: 54

    I was moving my plow this weekend and noticed the lift piston will not go all the way down. It got put away last season with the piston up about 4 inches. I tried to loosen the big nut a little but it would not budge. What is the best way to fix this. any help would be great.
    Semper Fi
  2. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    get a new one. They are only about $80.
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    First make sure the valve is open to let the fluid out. If in doubt crack the joint open between the hose and cylinder to see if it bleeds out.

    Work the piston up and down a few times it will probably lossen up. If not lget a big monkey wrench to loosen the jamb nut a bit.
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    what kind of plow ,and power unit ?
  5. CNY Plow

    CNY Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    hook it up

    It's time to change fluid anyhow - pre season maintenance.
    hook it up, raise unit, lower unit - leave in float position, get out and compress the piston (put your feet on the lift chain and press).
    get your maintenance manual out and do your anual maintenance (insluding the fluid change)