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Cable vs Electric- What's it about?

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by plowguy06, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. plowguy06

    plowguy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    through the forum, catalogs, etc, I have seen things about cable operated plows. can someone please explain what they are, how they work, etc?
  2. cwlo

    cwlo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    In a cable operated plow, the power units angling, and raise/lower controls are connected to the joystick via a cable. The newer units have done away with the cables, and instead use electric solenoids.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Had an OLD cable controlled MEYER lift. NON-power angle. The cable controlled the valve which lowered the plow. Push lever in and it closed valve and it touched a little black button which sent 12V to the BIG motor and pump. It was loud and really put a strain on the old battery and 35 amp alternator! It looked like todays E-60's. Anyone ever plow with this NON-power angle setup?

  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Have plowed with non power angle. The day they ever try to sell non power angle is the day I go out of BIZ. I had non power angle on one of my 70s Fords.

  5. plowguy06

    plowguy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

  6. plowguy06

    plowguy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937


    Thats the one! O to remember the good old days.

  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    had one on a mid-60s Jeep J-20. Up and down, controlled by a rod thru the firewall which activated the valve on the pump. To angle, you got out, pulled the pin, manually pivoted the plow, then re-insert the pin.

    Theyve come a long way baby.
  9. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    Yeah, I remember my dad use to tell me "one to the left or right" and I'd have to jump out pull the pin and move it. I miss those days! lol

  10. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Plowing with my old man was no fun. He had powerangle on his 1960 jeep fc150 and on his 64 j200. You guy's were lucky. LOL

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