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Need quick advice, truck is broke down along the road

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by yellowsnow, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. yellowsnow

    yellowsnow Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 25

    I have a an 8' western, I was driving (about 40mph) and the plow suddenly dropped. I was able to get it on a dead end street. Just under the motor I'm leaking fluid, when I try and raise, lower you can hear the motor running but it wont work. Is there a quick fix I can do to get it off the road and in for repair without getting it towed?
     
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

    Chect to see if the drain plug came out of the bottom of the unit (small hex plug on underside)

    Check to see if unit is leaking where hyd. hoses come into it.

    Make sure it's not leaking by the hyd. hose that goes into the angle cylinder. Make sure the angle cyl. is not cracked.
     
  3. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I dont have a western, but anyway to jack it up and wrap a chain around something to hold it up?
     
  4. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

    If no leak found, bring a jack or a couple of storng guys to lift the plow while you re-set the lift chain to hold the plow up.
     
  5. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    And watch your feet and fingers!
     
  6. yellowsnow

    yellowsnow Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 25

    Thank you for the advice, luckily it broke down within walking distance. It was leaking really bad so maybe the drain plug came out. I was having some problems the other night with it angleing really slow, but going down really fast.
     
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    you could use a come along to get it off the ground too.
     
  8. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    leave the plow where it is and collect the insurance!!
     
  9. oarwhat

    oarwhat Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    o ring

    westerns have a oring underneath where the unit mounts to the frame. there are two bolts that come off the bottom of the unit. i've had the bolts come loose and the oring blow out randy