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plow won't raise

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by vfd1693, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. vfd1693

    vfd1693 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have an older style pump. Last year seemed to work great. Now the shaft will raise when the plow is not attached. As soon as I attach the chain it will not go up. Side to side works fine and plow will raise if someone helps lift plow. Fluid was changed last year and this year as well. Any suggestion?
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    sounds like the suction screen might be plugged or the pump is down on pressure ,put at Gage on it ,i think you need 1650 to 1850 psi new they will usually angle before they lift .
  3. vfd1693

    vfd1693 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks, cleaned the screen and it started working great.