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Need help... plow will not drop fast enough

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Advanced Glenn, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Advanced Glenn

    Advanced Glenn Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    When I try to lower my plow, it drops real slow. I already tried to adjust the linkage at the valve body, does not seem to help. It almost feels like something is blocking the valve, or I got some crap in the system somewhere. Has anyone had this problem? I have a local plow repair shop, that is not shy when it comes to their prices. I can't get a straight answer, they just want me to drop off the truck. They will then charge me by the hour for evaluation, and/or repair. I figured I would try this before I drop my pants... It's so slow you actually have to start your drop as your backing up for the next push, or I am waiting. Not to mention the down pressure from gravity sucks, it seems to be holding back some of the weight? Help!

    Any advice or help is greatly appreciated

  2. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    what type of plow? did you adjust the quil?
  3. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    X2, if that is not it, check the packing nut on the lift ram, may be too tight.
  4. rbergevine

    rbergevine Member
    Messages: 62

    As mentioned, Quill and packing nut. Good luck.