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Plow drops down very slow?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by HellaFlushJR, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. HellaFlushJR

    HellaFlushJR Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey everyone, I was just plowing tonight and all my controls worked fine until I got home. The plow raises up, moves left to right normally. But now it's starting to drop down slowly? I'm a little bit clueless here, so please help me out. It's now barely even going down. I have to wait 2-3mins for the plow to touch the ground? Help.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    what kinda plow?????????
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Western....hehe ....sorry bud
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    thats ok,,,,,
  5. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Still need a bit more detail than that, Western uni-mount, ultra-mount, straight blade or V? This is probably a valve / debree / hydraulic issue. Since it was working fine it will NOT be the quill valve. (that is a little adjusting screw that controls drop speed) but that won't move on it's own. I also doubt electrical as I have never seen valves open partially due to electrical. I suspect you have debree in the path responsible for dropping which is restricting fluid flow, blocking a cartraige or perhaps blocking the quill. On a long shot... it this related to real cold temperatures? If you changed yoru fluid and put something thick in there and then it got cold that could have an effect. It is important to use the blue fluid because it stays thin at a wide range of temperatures. Transmission fluid is NOT suitable because it gets thick when it is cold. Tranys actually get hot when you drive so it is not a problem there but your plow stays cold.

    Tell us exactly what kind of Western plow it is and we can tell you what valves to look at. There are so many different configurations it is impossible to guide you without more detail.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  6. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    My brother has an issue with older uni mount, plow just starts dropping for no reason, cant go 3-4 blocks without plow dragging on the ground, other then that works fine. Suggestions?
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Start yout own thread
  8. daman

    daman Member
    Messages: 69

    Could you have ice(water)in the system?? more info as stated above,fluid type last change etc,etc..