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western snowplow pump question HElp PLEASE

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cowgirl2550, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. cowgirl2550

    cowgirl2550 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The pump on my plow is driviing the ram up all the time no matter what it is runnung and driving up.. we have 4 inches of snow in central minnesota at this point and it is falling fast help
  2. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Not sure about the western, I had the same problem with my Fisher. The pump motor would not shut off and the plow would only raise. Turned out to be a bad relay. Simple to fix, just need the part.
  3. cowgirl2550

    cowgirl2550 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    reply pump question

    anybody have any idea if there is a manual online that would show me where the relays are in this pump or have any idea where thy are?
  4. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

  5. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Another quick idea............Is the pump motor running
    constantly? ......If yes.........

    Follow the cables to the pump body....
    Pull off the 2 little side covers on the pump
    housing. 1 controls up and down...The other controls
    side to side.
    Move controller inside truck to see which is which.
    Maybe up/down cable stuck...you will be able to
    move the lever to the neutral position and or raise
    or lower plow.

    OR the controller in the truck may be messed up.
    You can take that apart and eyeball it !
    Then use a jumper wire to make it do its functions.
    Sometimes the 4 way copper "fork" inside gets a
    little bent and the pump will run constantly.....

    CAUTION>>>>>CAUTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Remove batt. cable and BEWARE that plow will DROP
    if ya move those levers without batt. connected !

    Watch those toes and fingers too!


    BTW: I had a cable mount Western for 10 winters!
    Been there and done that ! ANY plow always messes
    up at snowtime !
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2003