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X-Blade hop

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ZRT1000, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. ZRT1000

    ZRT1000 Member
    Messages: 32

    Is anybody else having a problem with the X-Blade hopping.. For 2 storms of the 3 plow able storms we had, My 8.5' X is jumping up and down when plowing. On the first storm the snow was very heavy with ice on bottom and the last storm the ground was not frozen so the trip edge keeps tripping and it makes the blade do a stuttering jump. This is my first Fisher and I am not sure this is normal.
    Also before this storm I noticed that the lift ram had a slight leak and during the storm I found on one of the angle rams the packing nut came loose and was spraying out fluid. I need to call the dealer and try to get this warrantied. Is fisher good with there warranty's
  2. Robber80

    Robber80 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 97

    i don't know if it would matter but, on the end of your A frame where it pins to the light tower/push frames there are three holes. on level ground check to see if your A-frame is level with the ground with the plow down. If its not, see what hole your A frame is pinned buy. hopefully you can pin it up or down to make the A frame level with the ground.

    Like i said this might not be the problem, but its a place to start, i've seen a lot of plows that weren't adjusted right.
  3. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    i had this problem also, it is because the snow was so hard to the ground, it made enough force to trip the edge, i found if you did a pass straight on first, then angled it and got the edge under it, it worked fine, but i definitally got some hopping on that storm lol
  4. chaseatg

    chaseatg Member
    Messages: 94

    I find that the X blade is so extreme when there is a hard icy pack that it will chatter as it is scraping but it actually gets down to the black top instead of ridding up over. Straight blading the first pass will help to get under the crust and make the rest of the job a lot easier to finish.
  5. ZRT1000

    ZRT1000 Member
    Messages: 32

    I checked and the a frame is level.. I guess it is normal.. Just has to do with with the to hard or to soft surface under the snow .. Thanks
  6. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    if this is happening on "normal snow" then there is a problem.

    normal snow would be anything that you cant walk on top of with out sinking...

    past 2 storms snow got so hard i could walk ontop of it with out falling thru, that is what was causing the blade to trip because its just like hitting a lip on concrete...the edge doesnt know the difference lol
  7. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    I'd say it's normal. Mine does the same thing when there is either hard-packed snow or ice under the snow. Like others have said, do a "straight" pass first, then an "angled" pass.

  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    It is normal, especially on newer plows and any hardpack. Once you edge wear in a bit it will ease up a bit.
  9. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    It's normal. With real had pack, it catches and kicks back. Try angling left then right to get under it.
  10. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    tighten up ur trip springs a bit