Need some help?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by diggerman, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 702

    I've got a 10ft cable control Western snow plow that angles very slowly,I am pretty sure that I have the cables adjusted properly.The lift works just fine ,but to occelate it from one side to the other takes forever.Any ideas?
  2. allabout

    allabout Member
    Messages: 50

    If its the old western check at the pump first disconnect the cable up front see if it works by hand . or maybe binding cable or in joy stickbox
  3. OP

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 702

    Yeah the cables are working fine.
  4. DaveO

    DaveO Veteran
    from Ma.
    Messages: 299


    It's electric/hydro right??

    If it lifts OK then the motor/pump are working good. I'm not familiar with that setup, but I would look at the valves/pistons/hoses that work with the angle circuit. I'm sure you have the cables adjusted correctly.

  5. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Also check pressure relief value,or the valve that allows plow to angle if it strikes an objest, may be hung up diverting fluid.
  6. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Hey Digger... that's how it started on the dump-truck I used to plow with. The plow started moving really slow (at first angling, then up & down too) and it got to the point where I would barely go up. Turned out to be the pump. Not sure if this is the same with yours or not... just trying to fore-warn you if it is.

  7. crew

    crew Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Had the same problem last year on , what i think is a similar rig. The cable adjustment was VERY SENSATIVE.Also- open the box on the pump where the cables go in and look at the contacts.Mine were grungy and bent. The final solution was disassembling the joy stick control and straightening and cleaning all contacts in there. Good luck.
  8. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Dig, just put some duct tape on it and don't worry about it. ---- your 'commercial' storm chaser buddy.