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Trouble Stacking

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Tommy9789, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Tommy9789

    Tommy9789 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a Western Snow Plow and during the last snow I could not get the blade to raise toward the end of the pile to stack the snow. This last snow was wet but the blade would not come up until I backed away from the pile.
    Any Ideas what may be wrong, it wasn't that heavy?
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Check the fluid level. If it's full and not leaking at the cylinders, then you just had too much load on the plow. Like you said, that snow was awful wet and heavy.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Very common I can;t get my blade to raise in wet stuff too- not uncommon. The thing is technique- you want to be raising the blade BEFORE you stop, start raising it a couple of feet before the pile. The truck momentum will work for you.

    You'll save wear and tear this way no matter what kind of snow it is.
  4. dj&sonplowing

    dj&sonplowing Member
    Messages: 47

    just me, you got it, the right move there,, actually the plow will pick its sef up if you do it right, there will be slack in the chain,,, think im loosing the touch here, i havent plowed in a month grrrrrrrrrrrr:cool:
  5. SwiftSnow&Salt

    SwiftSnow&Salt Member
    Messages: 51

    hey tommy....

    YES it was that heavy... if'n your snow was anything like we got in Chicago West Suburbs (Lombard/Elmhurst area) that snow was BRUTALLY HEAVY.
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Its hard to stack wet snow high, powder you can slam and it will shoot 10' and over the pile, wet you really can only try to ramp it. Otherwise try it with the blade angled and take 1/2 swipes at the pile, the angle helps put it higher than when straight.