• How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?
    We are looking for feedback from our membership to see how/what the weather has been like in your area. Please Click here to take our Winter Weather Survey, we would appreciate it.

Western control box

2 shot

Junior Member
Location
Anoka , Mn.
Has anyone had this problem:
Toward the end of the night while raising my plow it
got stuck in the raise position and the stick returned
to the neutral position. The only way to get the plow to
move after that was to jam it into raise a couple of
times. I checked all of the connections in the cab and
at the front of the truck. I think the problem is in
the box because when it got "stuck" it would go all the
way up and the pump would start to whine.
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
If this is a setup with cable control. I would say to check inside the pump unit where the cables go in for ice.
I keep mine packed with a light grease to keep water out and also put silicone around the cable fittings where they go into the pump housing.

Bruce
Happy Plowing
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
My unit is of undetermined age and I started out with putting on new hydraulic lines and also new cables. The unit as a whole is doing a fine job. I would like to update someday to one with the solenoid controls, but for the present the cable controls do a fine job. I am constantly refurbishing the whole package simply because I have no idea what kind of life it has had. It has performed well all winter (knock on wood) and I am just fine with it.

Bruce
Happy Plowing
 
Top