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MVP/Ultramount - Battery

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by mezavic, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. mezavic

    mezavic Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hi guys,

    Hope you all 'been busy plowing. Has not been to bad in CO yet. I have a question about my set up. When I'm operating the plow, the battery charge gauge goes way down (more than expected). If the plow is not hooked, the gauge reads about 3/4 charge. When I connect the plow, it reads 1/2 charge. But when I operate it, I just see the gauge go way down and all my lights start to dim. Is this norma?

    I have: 8'5" MVP - Ultramount on a '96 Dodge 2500.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    I would install another battery if you dont have 2 now. I did that in my '03 GMC 1500 and it made a world of difference
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    bad ground or loose battery cable.