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MD 75 problem?

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by 04ram1500, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I recently had a new MD 75 installed on my truck about a month ago, and It was working fine. Now I went to hook up to the plow today to check everything out, it seems I have a small issue. If I turn the plow to the left from straight it bucks and sticks while turning, however if I turn it to the right it is smooth. I am leaning toward a sticking cylinder, but I am not sure.
    If it is nothing I don't want to waste the dealer's time. any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. pumpitup

    pumpitup Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Mayjust need a simple bleeding of air from the sytem. Slightly loosen fittings to the angle cylinder and angle the plow. Retighten the fitting while fluid seeps out (use a rag or similar to catch oil) See if that fixes the issue. Recheck the fluid level from the fill cap as it should be at about 3/4 full
  3. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    Thanks for the advice, I will give it a try tomorrow. Will let you know how it turns out.
  4. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I bled the lines, but it didn't help. so I bit the bullet and ran it over to the dealer. They lubed the cylinders up and it started to work fine. The explanation he gave me is that from sitting the packing in the cylinders will dry out. Thus it will be very jumpy when it moves, or it will seize completely. His advice is to spray the cylinders with Fluid Film and angle the plow a few times to work it in, this will help keep the packing lubed when not in use.
    I guess all that matters is that it is fixed !!
    I hope that there are no more problems with this plow, considering I haven't even had any snow to push yet.