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Slow Plow when cold

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Precision1, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Precision1

    Precision1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Now that it's 0 degrees out my plow seems to be very very slow when I get going, anybody have this same problem?
  2. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Yes, I have a Hiniker V plow and when it's bitter cold out it's very sluggish for a while until the fluid warms up a bit. I also have a Boss V and have the same problem with it. I don't think it's nothing to be alarmed about.
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Whens its this cold, your lucky that it works at all.

    Its just the fluid thickening up due to the cold temps.
  4. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451


    -28F on Wed morning very slow

  5. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    flush the trans fluid , replace with proper fluid
  6. vikingfan

    vikingfan Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    It maybe $21 gallon but the Western fluid is good to -25. I swear by it.
  7. neals11

    neals11 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    slow plow

    I have an older Western plow and I have noticed in this cold snap that my plow raises fine, but floats down very slowly. Do I have a problem or is this normal? Thanks
  8. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    your fluid is thick from the cold. change it and add western #49311. you can use boss fisher meyer etc. NOT atf.

    letting it run slow to long will damage your pump.