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    Western Plow wont go down - FIXED!

    Anyone have any experience fixing Western Uni-mount plows?

    I was doing a little drift clean up yesterday (cold as hell out) when the plow stopped going down (float mode). Left, Right, and UP work fine.

    I took the plow off in the garage and let it thaw out. I heat-gunned the valve box for awhile. Tried it again and still no down.

    I haven't tested for power at the S1 solenoid yet, but I'll try that when I get home later. I've never messed with check/control valves before, but I hope it doesn't come to that.


    haha... just realized my plow broke the official first day of winter... naturally.
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    Throw it away and buy a real mans plow .

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    I don't think I could get that to fit my driveway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    I don't think I could get that to fit my driveway
    Then get a bigger ******* driveway.
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    What the hell is that? Is it shopped?

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    The TowPlow is a new and revolutionary snow plow design. Bob Lannert, a Technical Support Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, invented the TowPlow. His farming background was instrumental in the development of this new snow removal unit. I spoke with Bob to gain a better understanding of how the TowPlow came to be and learn more about it.

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    Thank you for being so precise, Myles.

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    Copy and paste is quite the revolutionary tool.
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    Here's your answer

    I'd bet its got water in the system, thaw it out and change the fluid, use a oil made for plows, ATF will work but seems to freeze up when its really cold out.....
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    I think its on its 3rd season with the same oil. It does have "western" oil in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Western Plow - won't go down.
    That's an odd pet name....

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    That's an odd pet name....
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    At least you got the good half of the stuck problem.

    I've had the opposite, plow was stuck on the ground.
    Gotta attempt to lift the plow up by hand, then readjust the chain. PITA if you don't have a jack out in the middle of nowhere :0

    But yea, like GRNDNL said, there's most likely water frozen in the lines.
    Stuck solenoid is less probable, but possible.
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    usually when the solenoid gives out you have nothing ima go with the frozen line since it has been so fricken cold the last two days
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    x100 for frozen line
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    The down function is 100% related to the coil and valve, fed by
    12v. No ice is going to freaze that portion of the system.

    Lack of voltage.
    Bad Coil.
    Expanded valve.

    I have schematics if you need them, have been to the Western
    schools and have the factory repair manuals at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    plow stopped going down (float mode). Left, Right, and UP work fine.

    Pump,hoses and motor working fine, suction screener
    would cavitate oil and make a nasty noise with ice.
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