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plow won't float

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by hudie3, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. hudie3

    hudie3 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    my western unimount will not float. it drops untill you let go of the joystick. i know its not the joystick i swapped it out with a different one. any ideas why?
  2. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Your plow wont float unless theres a lifejacket on it! :D
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Try another Joystck, Float is a function of the joystick.
  4. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Make sure the controller you are using HAS the float function. You may have an early style controller that does not have the float function. Good luck, PT.
  5. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I agree that it is in the controller. To float, a constant voltage needs to be applied to the solenoid to keep the valve open. Once the power is removed, the valve closes and the lift ram is locked. Something in the controller is cutting the power to the solenoid.
  6. Plow Down

    Plow Down Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    This may help.

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    hydraulic and electrical schematics to help explain how the hydraulic unit ...... plow installation instructions, the. WESTERN® unimount® Service ...
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  7. Watkins

    Watkins Member
    Messages: 60

    With my experience on this I had a loose wire at the plug where the plow connects to the truck.
    I went up front of my truck wiggled with wires and the plow came smashing down nearly removing a toe -_-.
    Clean your 9 pin harness plug and remove all corrosion and check for bare or broken lines.

    Good luck.
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    I figured it wouldn't float because it wasn't buoyant.

    Guess I was wrong.

    I do know for a fact that Bobcats don't float because they aren't buoyant.
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    We'll need pics, just for reference:nod:

    You never know, a newbie might search for Bobcat+float.