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Plow only pivits one way

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by pottord, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. pottord

    pottord Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Got up to day and it started to snow. I have an older cable driven plow. This past weekend I did some work to my jeep, new radiator and moved/lengthened the plow power and ground lines. I covered all the lines with plastic line protector and wire tied them back in place.

    I hooked up the plow that was setting outside for the past week. It worked fine when I took it off a week ago, now it will only pivit one direction. Up and piviting towards the drivers side still both work great. It just will not pivit towards the passenger side. If I push it into a snow bank with the control piviting towards the passenger side the plow will even out with a major push from the jeep. I have checked and the pump is running. Any one have any good ideas? The only thing I can think of is the zip ties many have changed the angles on the cable some, I attached some more ties to control the cable and keep it off the moving parts of the pump.

    Thanks for your time and ideas!

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    check your cable travel
  3. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    remove the ties from the cables
  4. pottord

    pottord Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Got it fixed with a little thought and so at lunch time I went out and looked at it some.....the pump never had set screws where the cables go into the valves. The cable for right/left had come out of the housing some. When I pushed it back in all is well. :yow!:

    Any one have an idea what the tread type and pitch is for the set screws? I just need to pick two of them up to stop this stuff!!!
  5. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    Here is the part number and description:

    set screw.JPG

    set screw.JPG