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New Western Ultramount, BAD start

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by porabjr, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    Picked up a an 07 Chevy 2500 HD w/ an ultramount in bed when I purchased it. Former owner claimed all worked when he used it at end of last winter. Hooked up plow today and bad start. Fishstik lit up and clicking at solenoid, but no movement at low. Banged solenoid couple time and jiggled power cable and plow worked for few but back to clicking. Dropped plow and disconnected. Lights on plow never came on and now truck lights are out (they were working before for sure). No DRL, headlights, parking lights or marker lights. WTF, where should I start? BTW 3 plug set up w/ iso mod.
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Battery cables cleaned and tighten?

    How do the pins look?

    Replace solenoid, start off fresh.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

  4. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    Thanks fellas, problem solved. Was a broken wire at solenoid. Repaired it and dielectric grease and good to go. The light problem was a loose connection at dash switch. So plow and lights now working. My only other question is the lift height. Compared to my Fisher, the Western is lame to say the least. Chains are fine, but in the highest position and angled i am dragging blade on uneven roads. Looks like frame height can be adjusted if I am not mistaken, but than I am worried about mounting issues. I know Chevy front ends don't have the ground clearance of Ford. Any suggestions.
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Adjust you chains one or two links higher then
  6. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    chains are good. they are lifting to the maximum height. lift arm is actually making contact with the frame. Is there another adjustment that can be made?
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,587

    How low does the front end sit, running any balast? May have to crank up the T bars a little.
  8. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    ussmileyflag i got 2007 hd ,had western wide out put on it .1000 lb plow. i dont have no problems, but i always have skid salt in back .i dont drive with it angled all the way and keep wings in when driveing.their is 3 places on push beam to ajust.mine is in middle .i do thing taller tire would help and i did have 2 inch leveling kit installed on front before plow was installed .you should call factory and find out how much balest you need .
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2015
  9. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    I think Chevy front ends sit low. Without the plow, the push plates are pretty low to the ground. Prior owner had 3500 leaf springs installed in back so that is not helping either. It is set up on the lowest hole on the push beam, what kind of a job is it to move it to the middle hole and will that make much of a difference? Thanks for all the help. I can tell you, the Western is a hell of a lot easier to mount than the Fisher...