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western plow angle ram

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by sameoldthang, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. sameoldthang

    sameoldthang Member
    Messages: 34

    256-0245 plow ram

    this ram stick fully extended at times. I have to tap the edge of the plow on a bank of snow to get the left angle ram to retract.

    56102 10" x 1-1/2"
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  2. sameoldthang

    sameoldthang Member
    Messages: 34

    Sorry about the above post. Can I actually fix the angle ram that sticks extended at times ? Or just replace it?
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    Replace it. Not worth trying to replace everything. I thought aftermarket was around 100.00
  4. sameoldthang

    sameoldthang Member
    Messages: 34

  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Good chance it's bend. Keep the other in the truck.
  6. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    even better chance that the rams aren't the problem though. More likely something in the power unit, unless it is an actual bent ram.
  7. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Sounds fishy to me that the other ram isn't strong enough to push it back and banging on it breaks it free??? Or is it a double acting ram on a V? Either way 1300 + per sq inch pressure from the hydro unit should be able to overcome a bit of a bend. Be prepared for more trouble once you have the new ram on it. Don't throw the old one away, if you can't see a bend it might not be bent at all.
  8. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Are you sure its not a Meyers? They always do that, green solenoid
  9. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Good point! Maybe a boss with single acting ram with spring return......