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Western Cable Operated NO lift with weight

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by K2500 PLow Toy, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. K2500 PLow Toy

    K2500 PLow Toy Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1

    Cable operated joystick style Western plow. Unit will operate and lift to max with no blade. Once blade is attached I get 2" lift max. Angling operation has no concerns. Motor has power and sounds healthy just no muscle behind teh lift operation. New fluids and cables adjusted what else should I check?
  2. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    pump pressure
  3. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Check for correct cable adjustment , if that checks out ,check pump pressure (1650-1850psi is acceptable ), if low check the inlet filter of the pump for debris .

    I'm with DRP , bet it needs a pump .

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    check the screen to see if it clog
  5. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Once you raise it the 2 inches, does it still stay up or creep down? If it stays up, most likely its a cable adjustment or you could adjust the lift valve. Lastly, your packing nut is to tight or the packing inside is bad.
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    If you cleaned or changed the filter when you changed the fluid then I would also say pump. If not, I would start with cleaning the reservoir, and replacing the filter. Even flushing an old system like that helps. I just replaced one on a sub's truck this past week for the same problem. Depending on your plow size it's most likely a 7049 (fisher part number) at the tune of roughly $150. It comes with a motor gasket and new pickup filter.
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683