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lifting the plow is sluggish

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by snowman3725, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. snowman3725

    snowman3725 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    when i try to lift my plow, the pump seems to have alot of difficulty in doing so, it will only lift a few inches and you have to hold the button down forever and watch it creep up. the side to side action is fine, and the fluid level is fine also, havent had a chance to really investigate, anyone have any info on this?? :salute:
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    need to do a pressure check to see if pump is set low. I had a new install once leave fine and 2 days later it wouldn't lift the blade. Somehow the pressure relief screw backed off. You can check how far off bottomed out the screw is, it should be 1-1/2 turns out.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    What kind of plow.....is there a posibility that there was just so much wet heavy snow stuck to the front of the blade that it made it heavy? That's happen to me a few times
  4. Pusher Joe

    Pusher Joe Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    plow troubles

    start with the basics.Check the oil level. Check your belt.
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I thought you guys read more info then I did. What plow setup, pump, age have you check all the suggestions noted above. The manufacturer of your plow may have info on it's web site.
  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds Member
    Messages: 66

    :redbounce what type plow is it? well doesnt matter for this what plow you have, check the packing nut on the lift cylinder, if it is too tight it will effect how it lifts.