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Plow will not go up, high...

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by PGHplowguy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Hey guys. I have a Western Ultra Mount. The truck and plow is run off of central hydraulics. Thus the plow does not have it's own independent motor. I was plowing and noticed that my plow was close to the ground when up all the way. I shortened the chain links and raised it up. Well it happened again...

    Known information:

    The PTO and central hydraulics are working fine.
    The hydraulic lines are fine, no leaking.
    There is nothing restricting the actuator from going up all the way.
    The actuator is only being raised about 5 inches. It should go up/out much more.

    If I hold the lever to make it go up higher, it will not. It will either make noise and or shut the truck off.

    Why is it only going that far? Think that the actuator is the sole problem? Will replacing it solve the problem?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    Sounds like damaged/bent lift ram.
  3. Affordable Arbo

    Affordable Arbo Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Did you check fluid level in the reservoir ?
  4. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Yes. The hydraulic fluid level is fine. The angle cylinders, dump, auger and spinner all work perfectly. I really think it is the hydraulic cylinder/actuator. But just do not understand how it will only go up a little bit and not all the way.
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    Like was said maybe its bent. Take the chains off, take the hose off try and pull the piston out of the casing.
    Is the piston scored? Or look worm
  6. Affordable Arbo

    Affordable Arbo Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Plow Not Going Up

    Try your settings on the soilenoid maybe one is out of adjustment.
    Un hook plow and see if piston goes up with no wieght.
    Check for foriegn object wedged in pivot points