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plow slowly dieing

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by emosun, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. emosun

    emosun Junior Member
    from bob
    Messages: 3

    So I bought a truck earlier this year with an old western plow on it. When I bought it the plow worked fine (up down left right). During the summer I would periodically attach /detach it to test it out and it worked great.

    A few weeks ago it would barely move left and right , just sort of slowly jerk it's way over. And now today was the very first snow day and it's all the sudden is having a hard time moving up and down.

    very first snow and I only plowed maybe 20feet of snow before the thing labored real hard trying to lift the plow.

    I'd love to tell you exactly which specific model this western plow is , but it would appear that there really isn't any sort of way of identifying it.
  2. emosun

    emosun Junior Member
    from bob
    Messages: 3

    oh also. The actual controller box thing itself makes little electric motor noises , don't know if it's suppose to do that or not.
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    Cable controls? Electronic valves? Motor, pump and lift ram all on assembly?

    Start with connections at bumper.
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    The control is making noise?
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Got enough fluid in it?
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Give us an idea of what it looks like.
    Are the lights always attached to the tk?
  7. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    be a good idea to service the pump....might be water in it, or dirt in a screen
  8. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Sounds like could be water in the fluid, or level is too low.
  9. emosun

    emosun Junior Member
    from bob
    Messages: 3

    ok adding hydraulic fluid fixed it. I'm thinking it leaks at all the hose connections because they all jiggle alot.