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    54" quick attach plow problem

    So I noticed while plowing last night that the plow will not swivel to the left all the way. i have also noticed a bit of play in the blade. not very stout. any suggestions?

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    The 54" plow always has a lot of slop it in. Because of the way it's mounted to the QuickHitch and the way the QuickHitch attaches to the machines, there are a lot of "little wiggles" that compound into "big wiggles".

    If it isn't turning the full angle then you probably got some snow/ice wedged in there that was holding things up. Check it again when the "stuff" is all melted off and see if teh issue goes away. If not, post back with more info with what's going on with it.
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    Are your angle cylinder hydraulic quick connects connected properly??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillJanetsky View Post
    So I noticed while plowing last night that the plow will not swivel to the left all the way. i have also noticed a bit of play in the blade. not very stout. any suggestions?
    Angled left is with the cylinder in the fully retracted mode, if memory serves?

    Checked for any obstructions?

    I'd also completely remove and separate the quick hitch and plow from the tractor, inspect, and remount. Kind of like rebooting a computer -- many times that's all it takes
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    The 54" plow always has a lot of slop it in. Because of the way it's mounted to the QuickHitch and the way the QuickHitch attaches to the machines, there are a lot of "little wiggles" that compound into "big wiggles".
    The problem with the compounded big wiggles is they will just keep getting bigger and sloppier as those pins and slots constantly beat against each other as you are ramming the blade into the snow. Keep in mind that the 54" blade was designed for use on garden tractors and JD just repurposed it for the 1-series and believe it or not the 2-series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    The problem with the compounded big wiggles is they will just keep getting bigger and sloppier as those pins and slots constantly beat against each other as you are ramming the blade into the snow. Keep in mind that the 54" blade was designed for use on garden tractors and JD just repurposed it for the 1-series and believe it or not the 2-series.
    Well the 1 Series is just a big garden tractor, right?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    The problem with the compounded big wiggles is they will just keep getting bigger and sloppier as those pins and slots constantly beat against each other as you are ramming the blade into the snow. Keep in mind that the 54" blade was designed for use on garden tractors and JD just repurposed it for the 1-series and believe it or not the 2-series.
    ^^^ All 100% true! I've always found it a little ridiculous that the 54" plow is the only option Deere had to offer me to mount on my 2032R. My tractor is way over-powered for that thing. I've already blown up on angling cylinder.
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    I used to have ice buildup problems with my 445 for angling left. After breaking a fitting off the cylinder I remembered to chip it out before every use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    ^^^ All 100% true! I've always found it a little ridiculous that the 54" plow is the only option Deere had to offer me to mount on my 2032R. My tractor is way over-powered for that thing. I've already blown up on angling cylinder.
    I do understand what you are saying, although, the actual blade doesn't have anything to do with the angle cylinder. The angle and lift cylinders are mounted in the front hitch which is specific to the tractor.

    Like anything that applies leverage, if you push against one end of the blade, you could over pressure the angle cylinder which will blow it out.

    JD does not put a cross over or port relief in the angle hydraulic circuit. So, if you push against one end of the blade, even with a 1025R, the leverage applied to the angle cylinder will be extreme. Because there are no port reliefs of cross over reliefs, the excessive pressure has no where to go except to blow out the cylinder.
    If you are using your blade where there is potential to load one end of the blade while pushing with the tractor, like grading dirt or stone, you should pin the blade straight so there won't be any load applied to the angle cylinder.

    The same thing can happen if you pry with a bucket and push forward with the tractor, levering the bucket cylinders.
    If you want to prevent the possibility of over pressuring an angle cylinder, you could install one of these.
    Prince Manufacturing Corporation > Products > Hydraulic Valves > Relief > Model DRV
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    The swivel frame likes to accumulate and pack snow into the crevice area on the plow side of the angle ram. Happens much more frequently when back dragging. I use an old truck tire iron to clean that area out.

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