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plow raise speed

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by aquku, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    I have a Fisher Minute Mount on an 05 Ford F-250. My employee continues to beg for me to increase the speed of the plow lift. It does seem a bit slower than the others in our fleet. Any ideas how to adjust the speed of lift on this plow? Side to side seems fine.

  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    The pump, and or motor is probably getting weak. When was the last fluid change? Do you have the ability to pressure test it? You say minute mount...is it in fact a minute mount 1, or 2?
  3. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    changed at the end of last year...i beleive it is a MM2
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    Do you do full flushes on your equipment, or just drain and refill? Has he said if it's something new, or if it's been on going...same operator each year? Do you have a 3000 psi pressure gauge?
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    did you use ATF or Premium plow fluid, pull the motor and clean the filter?
  6. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    We use Fisher premium hydro fluid, we have had this set up 3 years and it has always been a bit slow. Last year, about mid season, the filter clogged up/froze and I took everything apart and flsuhed whole system....no real improvement. I am wondering if I can adjust with the quil valve? I have a new in the box motor, may swap that in and see if there is improvement. I do not have a 3000 pressure guage
  7. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    If I remember correctly the quill only affects drop speed.
  8. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    My 10mc was struggling to raise a couple years ago.Thought it was motor/pump.Went to dealer,came out with screwdriver,adjusted quill in 30 sec. and I was on my way! Might not be your problem but does happen.Not sure how it can move,but I guess it can.
  9. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    clean replace the filter
  10. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Clean the filter, and use ATF. The Fisher stuff is too thin for an older half worn out pump. This is just my opinion, of course. But Mide was deathly slow, EVEN AFTER draining the old ATF and replacing it with Fisher oil...then I pulled the motor, cleaned the filter (NASTY!) and filled it with ATF again.
    Works as fast as any new one now.
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    With all due respect, that doesn't even make sense...you don't want ATF in an insta-act pump. ATF will suck up moisture, gumming the valves, and wrecking other havoc. It's good for belt driven pumps, but that's it.