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Quirky controls

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Kuzanut, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    i have a 7'6" ultramount pro plow and last storm it started acting weird. When i pressed the button to angle left, the plow would jerk to the right but then go to the left. a few times it actually went to the right for a second then left other times it just jerked the plow. Any ideas?
  2. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    What kind of control do you have? If its the joy stick it might have some moisture in it, I have seen that happen a lot, the hand held is sealed much better. Try to spray the joy stick with some WD40 and flush it out good and try it again. Also check the ground to the coils and look for water in the plugs or under the coil cover.
  3. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    i have the hand held controller. Should i WD40 that? and which ground are you talking about?
  4. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    I wouldn't worry with the hand held unless you use it with wet gloves or if you might have spilled coffee or soda on it, but look closely at the plugs, ALL the grounds and the coils, you can and will get cross over current flow with salty water in the plugs or coils.
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    don't lube the handheld control. they don't like liquid.
  6. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    alrighty i will look into that tommorrow. thanks
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I would also look at the control harness..Make sure the pins are making good contact and none of them are loose..

    ground wire =blk/orn

    And if you cannot find the problem with the harness, check the S2, and S3 valve

    S2=right angle
    S2 and S3=left angle

    Either one of them might have a spooling (movement) problem.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011