Dump body stuck up

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Nj shade, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you sure you have power and ground?
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  2. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
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    There is a breaker under the hood usually start there then use the excavator and push it a little mabe its just a little rusty
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  3. Mustang

    Mustang LawnSite Member
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    First off, I hope you roll your eyes at this but when you're working under that bed MAKE SURE you have it supported so it doesn't come flying down on top of you if you should accidentally hit something! With that secure, make follow the electrical connections from one end to the next. Check for power at every connection. When doing this make sure you have a good ground for the test light.
     
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  4. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Member
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    Tracked it down the other day, finally figured it out. Where the wire from battery goes into "master switch" under driver seat/drive door the wire corroded away completely, came off when touched. Going to rewire it in next day or so but curious if I can use one wire direct from battery to dump motor directly and by pass the master switch since I have never used it and the switch is completely rusted/corroded from the weather.
     
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Please make sure you wedge something under the body when working on it.


    Good luck.
     
  6. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Member
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    I have the "safety prop" pole holding it up as well as a 6x6 wedged on each side bc I don't trust the safety pole
     
  7. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice job figuring it out and on the safety!
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  8. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Member
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    Is it possible to wire dump motor directly from battery, one heavy gauge wire direct?
     
  9. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    At the least I think youcwouldxwant an inline fuse.
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  10. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info....any ideas size
    New at fixing auto electric if you couldn't tell
     

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