I put the snow blade on for the first time on Thursday (hoping to like it enough that I can trade the blower in - bad gravel road and light snow has been a bad match for it). Anyway, over the course of plowing I noticed first that it would sometimes angle the opposite way for a moment, then "kick in" the right way. Then part way through it stopped moving at all; the hoses would bounce and it would go into relief but nothing moved. I had to go to work so I didn't investigate yet but I wanted to ask for advice on here. For what it's worth, I've never had the curl problems people talk about when using the bucket, or at least I didn't recognize them.
My next steps: I rigged up a single point connect a few days back, so there are more connections in the path than there used to be. I'm going to try the bucket and see if it'll curl, to rule out some kind of failure upstream. I can also remove the single point but it's annoying (not enough slack in the hoses I had made, so I have to unbolt it to free the quick connects on the tractor).
Did I miss anything setting it up? I just connected the cylinder and went to work, did I need to bleed air or anything? Oil was near the top of the dipstick before I started plowing (I checked after all my messing around with the single point). I'll update once I do some more troubleshooting but I was curious if anyone knew if I already blew up the cylinder (or even worse the tractor hydraulics)?