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Western Technical question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by amcolandscaping, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. amcolandscaping

    amcolandscaping Member
    Messages: 31

    Ok i just got a 1985 f350 with a western plow but it seems that when i first got it the plow didnt seem to go high enough, now i tried it today and the plow motor runs but it doesnt go up or down or left or right? any ideas on why this would happen?

    Matthew Moran
    Amco Landscaping
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    what type motor/pump, electric or cable controlled? If electric, check your 9 pin grill connector - plug.
  3. County Plow Eq.

    County Plow Eq. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    first thing i'd do is ckeck the fluid level
  4. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    If it is a Western on a 85' I am going to guess it is a cable controlled unit but you will have to let us know for sure. #1 check the fluid level. If it is ok then you may need to adjust the cables. The pump is triggered by a switch in the controller that is mounted in the cab so even if the cables are out of adjustment the pump will still run. Since the blade will not go up or turn I am guessing it is fluid related problem.
  5. amcolandscaping

    amcolandscaping Member
    Messages: 31

    Im sorry it is a cable plow? How do i adjust the cables? like i said the motor runs but nothing happens?

  6. County Plow Eq.

    County Plow Eq. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    did you check fluid level?
  7. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I would pull the cover off and make sure the cables are opening and closing the valves, it is possible that u have a broken cable... :waving: