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Western Unimount movement issuse

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kind4209, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    Have a Western Unimount hooked up to a Ford F250 2003 2x4. Installed myself and worked fine for weeks while moving around my shop before the snow arrived. Storm came, and plow worked for a few hours. Then it went down. NO response to in cab controller and the solenoid was working fine. Took to a shop and a meyers mechanic found out that there was a poor ground wire. Plow was back and up and running. A few hours later, plow once again had no movement. Have not had a chance to fool with until now. I noticed that there was little to no fluid in one of the angle cylinders hose. When I use the in cab controller, it felt like the plow wanted to move to the right when I hit the up controller. Can't tell if this is true because plow is now locked in right position. Any thoughts and help?
  2. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    mine does something similar, I will be going along and it will work good then stop. I will angle it right, then try to angle it back and it just keeps going right. sometimes up gets all messed up and wont work. I dont know what the issue is for sure, but I believe it may be in the controller. Are you using an handheld electric controller or the type you mount to the floor with the joy stick? I am thinking about switching mine out to the joystick because I had the same issue before and it was with the controller. They keep shorting out.
  3. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    I use the hand held controller and what I can do is test it on my other truck to see if the controller is bad. It may be the case, but since I was told that I had a bad ground, my concern is that something is not right truck side. Did you ever try to test/check/fix grounds or are you positive that you do indeed have a bad controller?
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    sounds like controller problems guys. only other thing is a sticky valve or broken wire to the valve.
  5. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Mine does the same thing. This is the first plow with a hand held. When I get time im going to change to my extra joystick.
  6. kind4209

    kind4209 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    I will check and change out controllers to see if this is the problem. Thanks!