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western uni mount lifting question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by devypower, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. devypower

    devypower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    new to posting on this form, i have been using the site for years to answer my questions though. i can usually get the required info in a search but not so this time. i have a western uni mount pro 7' 6" on a ram 2500, brand new harness, all new grounds, 2 new 1000 cca batteries, 140 alternator, new flush and filter with western fluid. the wad packing were all removed and oiled and move free like they should. all that said here is the issue, the plow works great all directions but i decided to put some wings on this season and the plow struggles to lift them. i take them off and the plow goes up in about 2 seconds and turns full right to left in 3 seconds (actual time clocked). what gives im not understanding this. i have a different truck and no problems same wings. if i sit on the plow it will not even lift my body weight. any advise would be great
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Get a gauge on it and check pump pressure. It's likely low.
  3. devypower

    devypower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    if low would it be pump or motor?
  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    Just would probably need adjusted
  5. devypower

    devypower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    what would i adjust? i have never done an adjustment on a plow. how would i go about it please explain and thanks
  6. devypower

    devypower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    just found some info on here about it i will try this, thanks guys. i will let you know how it pans out
  7. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Check out the Mechanic's Guide for troubleshooting info (plus all kinds of other good stuff).
  8. devypower

    devypower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    OK got it fixed made a pressure gauge, tested and it was only at 1500 psi so i followed the steps in the guide and turned the screw in the pump a little over 3/8 turns bumped the pressure to about 1700 psi but still would only lift the plow about 6" off the ground with me sitting on it, so i changed out the motor with one i have had on the shelf for about 3 years and not sure if it even worked but to my surprise it took it to almost 1800 psi and lifts all the way up with me on it and im 220lbs so i would say it is fixed enough to put the wings back on and run it, thanks to all you guys for the help, it helped out tremendously. hope i can pass on some knowledge to you next time