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plow lifting problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sluggermn, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    Hey all first post here.
    I bought a 94 ford F250 with a 8' western snow plow late this summer and we just got enough snow for me to play around with it.
    here is the problem when I start out it lifts and side shifts fine but after about 15 to 20 min. of plowing it wont lift or side shift at all unless I let it set for 3 to 5 min. then it will go back to working normal.
    the second issue is there seems to be some sag in the system when I drive down the road after about five miles the plow starts to drop really really slowly. if I let it go it takes about 2 more miles before it starts to skip the right corner into the pavement when I hit a bump.

    what is going on and what can I do about it.
  2. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    check your oil ,sounds like you might be low,your second issue may be related. good luck..
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    i agree. or a heat issue with your valves/connections
  4. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    thanks guys
    I did check and top off the oil last night and it still did the same thing I am going to check it today and see if the level dropped.
    if it has dropped how do you bleed off the system to get air out?