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What to check for on old Unimount that has been sitting?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by dieseldirt, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. dieseldirt

    dieseldirt Junior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 16

    Trying to find a cheap plow to do one driveway with. 1 ton diesel already setup for a Unimount.

    Found a 7'6" Lightweight that's been sitting for "years" but the blade, cutting edge, wiring etc all in good shape.

    The bad:
    A-frame is sloppy. Needs cylinders (rusted and leaky) and hoses (cracked). Does not sound like the fluid has been checked or changed in a very long time.

    Now I would prefer a Pro-plow but this thing is CHEAP and I am wondering what else I should check for before buying?

    (Assuming the plow functions strong, I have not put it on my truck and tested it out yet)

  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Well the A frame is a fab job. Cylinders aren't that costly. But what about the pump and such? I would try it out if you can
  3. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    if the price is right everthing else is relatively cheap if it's old it may need a new pump and or motor
  4. dieseldirt

    dieseldirt Junior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for the replies.. Ended up passing on that one, seemed too far gone. I was looking for a bigger plow anyway.