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Plow get stuck when angles and vapor locks

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Scottscape, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    plow gets stuck when all the way angled and vapor locks. I chaged hoses, hose fittings and couplers.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Worn center pivot? does it have the stop blocks added?
  3. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    If your couplers are hard to uncouple then you have a bad coupler.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Check to see if the shaft of the C valve is swollen
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not even gonna touch that one. :D

    Would also be helpful to know WHICH direction the blade hangs up in.
  6. 76highboy

    76highboy Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    my plow does the same thing. i tried two different pumps with same result. i was leaning tward couplers too. mine locks up angled toward driver side. second pump i tried had all new valves and solenoids.
  7. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I am having the same problem, but why would it still do it with a backup pump?
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    As I already mentioned previously in your case, a bad coupler on the plow side or an over travel issue. Or a bad C valve on both pumps (saw that one many times). A couple temporary stops on the sector can help rule out an over travel condition.
  9. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    My CP-8 would do that after it sat a while between storms. Didn't matter what pump unit was on the truck. Changed couplers, hoses still would do this. These were brand new rams too. I ended up fixing the problem by backing off the gland nuts on the rams a 1/4 of a turn. They were way too tight, haven't had the problem since. No leaks whatsoever. Might be your problem?
  10. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    I have never heard of vapor lock on a plow... Interesting... Good luck in solving your poblem..
  11. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Got mine working, It was the couplers
  12. Brandon29

    Brandon29 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    I had this problem at the start of the season. I have the toggle switches for my up and down and then another one for the left and right. I had a wire that fell off the left right switch over the summer and was not letting it get the full voltage to the pump. It was not a fun job to find and it took over a week to find.
  13. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    You could have a bent Aframe too it brings the whole thing out of line and then it will hang up when u get to one side