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Newbie help needed with old Western cable style plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JK5, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. JK5

    JK5 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    I'd like to start off by saying....Hi...

    I'm new to Western Plows...
    in the past I had Myers...

    So...I have a couple questions...

    What fuild do I use???
    Where to fill???

    I'm presently having problems..angling the blade to the left...
    and I figured...fuild levels should be checked first....
    Is there anything else to check???


  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Welcome to plowsite!:waving:
    I take it you have the T Handle controll?
  3. JK5

    JK5 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3


    Yes...I have T handle control...
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    My buddy had the T Handle and and the same problem. We checked the fluid which was fine. Ended up the cable that makes the blade turn from left to right was split in a few places. Check the cable thoroughly for bad spots. A new one costed us $15.00. Your fluid fill should be on the left side of the pump as your're facing it from the front.
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Cables and such are available for your setup. let us know problems. I can go out and look at one of my setup's and answer questions. Right now it's freezing rain and I aint into going outside and falling down. Make sure all the cable connections are greased and dry behind the plate on the pump. Fill it almost full with light grease.
  6. JK5

    JK5 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    I see your from Akron too!!! :waving:

    Well...it's not the cables...

    Last night I checked my fuild level..
    it was a little low..and after filling I still couldn't get it to angle..
    so...I disconnected both lines and switched connections...
    so the fuild would flow ram to ram on the blade....
    then I manually pushed the blade...

    I re-connected the connections...
    and it started working...
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2004