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Plow will not lift fully

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Stan-M, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Stan-M

    Stan-M Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 7

    My reservoir ran dry during the summer (must be a leaky line). I filled it up but it lifts very slowly, I have to pull the handle back several times to get it to lift. I assume that there's air in line. What's the best way to bleed the line? It's a really old Fisher system with a raise and lower ram and manual angle.
  2. Stan-M

    Stan-M Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 7


    I took a half day today and actually had some light, I pulled the shaft back and low and behold, the pump stopped turning!!!!
    The belt was loose, it neve made a sign, but when I tried to lift the plow, the load made the belt slip!!!!!! A three minute fix!!!:D
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Good for you. I love those quick fixes.
  4. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    That is why I love belt drive pumps. Try to solve that problem in a snow storm with an electric motor, relays, wire looms, and a bunch of other unnecessary crud hooked up to your truck!!! Belt driven is the only way to go!