Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Snow Plow Trouble's


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-09-2009, 08:12 PM
Dumore Landscape's Avatar
Dumore Landscape Dumore Landscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hamilton NY
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 8
Dumore Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default Snow Plow Trouble's

Well this morning I was plowing and the pump got snow. It would raise fast. Lower normal. angle Left a bit slow. and right was way slow. I couldn't figure it out I have plenty of fluid. I was wondering if it was air in the rams. Could that be possible?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 12-09-2009, 08:27 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
I was wondering if it was air in the rams. Could that be possible?
Sure! Or could it be low on fluid? Did you take it off yet and look at it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2009, 06:33 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dumore Landscape View Post
Well this morning I was plowing and the pump got snow. It would raise fast. Lower normal. angle Left a bit slow. and right was way slow. I couldn't figure it out I have plenty of fluid. I was wondering if it was air in the rams. Could that be possible?
It could be air but I really doubt it.

Disconnect the hoses for the angle and connect them again, I am assuming this is Hydraulic.

It could be your valve, what kind of setup is it, there is something called a regin (spelling?) sometimes they go, this controls your angle from in the vehicle.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2009, 10:20 PM
Dumore Landscape's Avatar
Dumore Landscape Dumore Landscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hamilton NY
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 8
Dumore Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Well It has fluid. I had to change the 90 deg elbow a week ago and I sealed it up good but I don't know why it won't angle. I had the plow off today and then reconnected it after i got home from work and It acted the same way. It is a western conventional mount. 90's version. Newer pump had it rebuilt prior to season. I am just puzzled.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2009, 10:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Here is a hydraulic pump diagram. Not exactly like what you are talking about but close enough to help give a visual.

If it were me trying to figure out what is wrong, I would work backwards.

I'd first swap the left and right pistons. If you still get the same issue, you know it's not your pistons then.

Then I would swap the hoses. Maybe there is an issue with a hose, if not work back from there.

Is it the manifold valve?

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-13-2009, 03:31 PM
Dumore Landscape's Avatar
Dumore Landscape Dumore Landscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hamilton NY
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 8
Dumore Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Could It possibaly be fluid? I was told to run ATF in the pump from the manual I got. But My other setup is a meyers and I run the blue fluid in that it is designed for cold weater. I don't see anything on atf being for cold weather.. I mean 20 deg and lower!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2009, 10:54 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I guess it could be anything but I can't imagine the fluid playing that big of a role.

Can you switch the left and right hoses in the manifold to see if the same problem happens on the opposite side? It might be a good way to check the manifold valve. Otherwise I would then think it might be the hose.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-16-2009, 07:34 PM
Dumore Landscape's Avatar
Dumore Landscape Dumore Landscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hamilton NY
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 8
Dumore Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Problem fixed, I took the pump apart last night before it snowed. I cleaned it all out it was black in the bottom of the res. I cleaned the lines out flushed the whole system with kero. and the filter was clogged so I cleaned that too. I put it all back together and added the oil I used last yr from my e 47 with close to the same problems. and it worked. The oil I use is designed for -30 deg weather!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-17-2009, 01:39 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,087
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Great job! I am glad to hear everything is working now!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to upsell snow removal services - GopherHaul 50 Snow Plow Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 12-05-2009 07:03 PM
How to upsell snow removal services - GopherHaul 50 Snow Plow Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 12-05-2009 07:02 PM
Snow Plow Contracts RedHawk_79 Introduce Yourself 4 02-07-2009 07:30 PM
SNow plow contracts bkmasterlandscape Graphic Design Discussions 0 10-22-2006 10:55 PM
Snow Plow Logo Pete's Snow Plowing Service General Business Discussions 4 10-29-2003 09:49 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Win a FREE website
BugmanGA
11-09-2016 05:14 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by DLC123
9 464
DG or Angel Mix?
Jmoney
11-19-2016 12:02 AM
11-25-2016 12:43 PM
by Steve
4 225
Introductiion
carrie palmer
11-22-2016 06:45 AM
11-22-2016 11:21 PM
by Chilehead
2 472
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
11-22-2016 12:02 PM
by Steve
1,266 450,673
Web development for Lawn...
ProSvit
11-19-2016 05:32 PM
11-19-2016 09:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 239
Need help bidding
Pavia's Lawn Care
02-13-2009 07:39 PM
11-17-2016 05:58 PM
by Steve
12 3,869
Best selling lawn care...
Steve
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
11-11-2016 12:18 PM
by Steve
0 450
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
11-10-2016 09:42 PM
by BugmanGA
8 2,389
What will be different...
Steve
11-09-2016 11:16 AM
11-10-2016 09:07 AM
by Chilehead
1 937
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
11-03-2016 06:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
13 9,467
Just got on board
Silverlane
10-30-2016 11:14 PM
11-02-2016 04:05 AM
by Silverlane
6 1,666
Using FB for Ad campaign
Silverlane
11-01-2016 02:14 AM
11-02-2016 04:01 AM
by Silverlane
3 1,746
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
11-01-2016 09:20 PM
by arthur712
2 1,979
Best Truck/Trailer...
Hedgemaster
02-20-2011 01:08 AM
11-01-2016 09:13 PM
by arthur712
13 8,199
Been here for a while
ttmoney
01-29-2014 05:49 PM
10-12-2016 09:57 AM
by Steve
3 1,792
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
10-06-2016 05:07 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
9 1,044
Is there a sticky about...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
10-03-2016 06:08 PM
10-04-2016 09:50 AM
by Steve
1 332
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-30-2016 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 6,418
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
09-30-2016 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,968
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,807
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 883
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 835
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 1,378
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 2,246
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 1,292
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 2,257
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 1,021
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,690
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 4,784
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 1,386
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 1,462
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 1,357
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 4,108
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,421
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-28-2016 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 1,702
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-27-2016 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 2,726
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 3,116
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 2,596
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 14,523
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 1,784
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 1,629
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 1,574
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,445
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 1,526
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 1,395
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 1,349
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 1,340
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 1,206
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 7,404
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 20,801
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lawn care business book lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy