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Slow angle to the left

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Nascar24, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    Last night I flushed my hydraulic fluid and cleaned my filter, I also adjusted the lift valve and all seemed well, fairly even lift, decent drop and a 4.5 seconf cycle left to right and right to left. Went out today and plowed for the first time I noticed as the day went on that the plow angled slower to the left than the right, about 7 seconds going from right angle to left angle and still 4.5 seconds going from left to right. At times with the blade straight it would not angle left until I actually angled right then it would angle left.This only seemed to happen after long plowing spells, if I parked the truck for an hour or so, the plow seemed to work fine again

    Any suggestions?


  2. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I had the same thing happen to me. My filter kept getting clogged. Took the whole pump apart and cleaned it really well. Replaced the lift cylinder packing. It kept getting clogged, The packing in the angle cylinders was getting bad. I replaced the cylinders with a set I had, and the problem was solved.

    Also try taking out the valves and cleaning them with brake cleaner and compressed air.

    What was the filter clogged with? Mine had a black/brown fiber like stuff.

    Btw: I dont know all of this on my own, B&B Helped me out with my problem:drinkup: I'm Just relaying the info.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Jay your problem is a little different than the trouble Dstosh had with his since it's only affecting your angle left function, I'd suspect either a failing quick coupler or your angle cable is stretching and getting out of spec as you use it.

    Both can be temperature and usage related too..but I'd go after the cable first.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Particularly since you adjusted the lift valve. that will throw the angle balance out of whack.
  5. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Thaks Guys

    I 'll see what I can do to adjust the angle cable.