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Lift Ram

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by green frog, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I have a unimout western 7.5 pro plow. I had to replace the lift ram because it pitted really bad and was leaking from seal. So I put new one in. But the old one had a metal like washer that went with the packing so I used it with new one. It does not seem right , its a tad slower and sometimes makes a noise when lifting. Could this washer be the problem?
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    That would be the Thrust Washer and needs to be under the packing/seal group. You might have the packing nut to tight and is causing the motor to over work its self, you should be able to push the lift cylinder down with the plow in float mode.
  3. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Thanks, I will check nut.