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Unimount Problems

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Brandon, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    I have a 6'6" Unimount on my Ranger. I'm having problems putting the plow on. Whenever I take the plow off I can't push the lift channel down. So whenever I go to put the plow on again there's not enough slack in the chain and I can't get the link arms hooked up. Any ideas? The plow as far as I know has sat for awhile if that matters. Thanks.
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Spary the area around the packing nut with a lubricant like WD40 or Breakaway. The packing seal has dried out.
  3. greenscapes inc

    greenscapes inc Member
    from utah
    Messages: 72

    Make sure that you have it in the float position and make sure the key is on or the truck is running. If your truck or key is off it wont send power to the plow and it wont go down.
  4. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    pull the lift chain sideways in the middle instead of pushing down on the arm.
  5. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174


    When you drive up to where you are going to remove the plow, put the truck in park and put the blade in the float position. Then get out of the truck and push down on the lift channel. You will not be able to do this with the plow electric turned off or if the wiring couplers are disconnected. The plow must be turned on and the blade in the float position.
  6. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    Tried it....won't work...I'll have to give the WD40 a try.
  7. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    this may not be the right fix, but i drop my blade on a 2x6 just gives it a little more slack on the chain to make it easier to reconnect later.
  8. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    Just wanted to say thanks....I tried this and it works like a charm now.