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I\ve running this auger for a while now and now all the sudden it won't lift like its to heavy for it the cable tightens up then stops reverse it loose and try again same thing, even at full throttle it still stops all other hydraulic functions work good.

I'm not really sure where to start looking for the problem


it's a 8-45" with wheatheart mover
 

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I would say the first thing is to check and make sure you don't have something coming apart causing the auger to jamb up on its track or the cable having hopped off of a pulley and wedged where it shouldn't be. Also where the A arms of the auger frame pivot down near the wheels in case its binding because of lack of grease for instance if its designed that way.

Which type of winch does it have, one that looks like a hand winch with an adapter for a hydraulic motor or the more expensive unit with the oil bath enclosed gear for the drum and the orbit motor mounted 90 degrees to the winch drum ?. Initially our wheatheart auger mover kit that dates back over 10 years now came with the cheapo winch and I had problems with the hydraulic relief in that loop for the winch set too light and if it was cold out it would kick it out too easy but if I feathered the control it would sometimes work. I just had to increase the pressure some so it could begin moving at a lower height and/or when grain was in it and the extra weight was more then what it could move. Be careful increasing the pressure relief though as a binding problem with the auger could cause something to self destruct. It would be best if you were able to tie a gauge into the system between the relief and the winch so you could see what maximum pressure is your able to obtain now as it stalls out.
 
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