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Plow- tune up

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rush, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. rush

    rush Member
    Messages: 57

    western uni-mount 7'6"

    I bought this plow used it seems to work fine, but was told it hasnt been serviced in a couple years. The snow plow shop near me said for $140 they will go over everything and change the fluid. Should i pay them to do the inspection/tune-up or can i do it myself and whats all involved?
  2. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    i would just empty the fluid and put new in and maybe put new bulbs in....thats all i do...
  3. rush

    rush Member
    Messages: 57

    Ok..can someone point me to instructions on how to change the oil..is there a filter?
    Also, one other thing thing i noticed on my plow.. the pump wiggles back-n-forth just a little bit, Is it suppose to be tight or have a little play on the mount?

  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    put some grease on the connections
  5. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    Rush....If you are mechanically inclined...they are simple to figure out ( if you know hydraulics) otherwise let the pros do it. When servicing a pump, you change the fluid, clean & change filters and also seals that dryout over time. Clean all the electrical connections and secure them. Lubricate all moving parts with the "proper" lubricant.
  6. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    what does proper lube consist of?
  7. ohioplowboy

    ohioplowboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

  8. rush

    rush Member
    Messages: 57

    Just what i was looking for..Thanks!
  9. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    If it still matters, I let my local dealer do a "rebuild" on my pump and it was well worth the money. I think he was about $150 or so. That's because I wasn't interested in pulling my pump apart and possibly losing a part or breaking something or putting it back together wrong.

    So, for me, it was money well spent. Plus, when something does go bad while plowing, these guys will know I'm a returning customer and hopefully get me in and out (if they're not too busy!!)

    Take care!!