So we got a little snow here this morning. Went out to plow as always and jacked up my plow. So I need some help at this point in troubleshooting.
The basics: It's the standard Deer 54" plow on my 2032R but I have it mounted on the Artillian fork frame. It still uses all of the QuickHitch parts with the exception of the lift cylinder. To use the angle function, I disconnect the loader curl lines at the SCV and connect the angle lines in their place.
So I was out plowing with the plow straight (not angled). I was pushing a mound of snow off the side of the driveway and the right-hand corner of the plow mashed into an iceberg. Instead of the plow tipping forward, the moldboard angled to the right. But after doing that, it won't angle back to the left. In playing with it, it would go farther to the right, but not swing back left. (The angle cylinder is on the left-hand side of the plow and is fully extended.)
I finished plowing with it like that and then parked it in the garage. I just went out and did some tinkering trying to narrow down my problem.
I disconnected the angle cylinder lines at the SCV and connected up the bucket curl lines as if I had the bucket on. I started up the machine and played with the controls. The loader curl function seems to work fine so I assume that means my SCV is good to go.
I reconnected the angle cylinder lines to the SCV again. Same problem with not swinging left. The angle cylinder won't retract.
I swapped the angle cylinder left/right lines at the SCV. No bueno. Same problem still. Blade is fully angled right and will not swing left. Both lines do "jump" when I move the SCV lever so they are getting pressurized. It just won't retract the cylinder.
As it turns out, the lift and angle cylinders are the exact same part. Since I'm not using my lift cylinder, I have it as a "spare part". My plan it to go out tomorrow and swap the cylinder itself and see if that fixes it.
So what am I missing here? Did I mess up the angle cylinder? Is there something else I should be looking at?