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Hydraulics on my tractor baffle me


I got the 48" snow thrower on the tractor just in time for the first of 3 snowfalls of six or more inches - except the d@#$ hydraulics wouldn't work so I used the little 24" with the  $99  Harbor Freight engine (which started with the first pull)

Today was the day to take things apart. I had to jack the blower up and chain it in place to get it into the garage from under the screened in porch. Everything came apart - of course it was put together at the dealers with both SAE and metric fastenersevileye. Cleaned everything up, then did a trial to see if the control valve would pump anything at all - and it did. Not a clue as to what I did, but the hydraulics work better then they have for several years. My guess is that when I lost about a quart of oil while disassembling things, some crud broke loose. Next little project on it is to straighten out the auger screw that tried to 'eat' a big piece of asphalt curbing the town snow plow hid last year in the snow pile at the end of my driveway. Hopefully I have enough gas in my torch set.

I hate it when things seem to self fix for no known reason - it's something like waiting for the second shoe to drop on the hotel floor above you but you don't know the shoe owner only has one foot. Suspense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 



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You're right about the other shoe thing, Dave, makes a person nervous. There is probably a speck of rust or dirt floating around in the system, just waiting to sneak up and spoil your day somewhere down the line. Have you got a filter on the pump output?

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Rrumbler wrote:

You're right about the other shoe thing, Dave, makes a person nervous. There is probably a speck of rust or dirt floating around in the system, just waiting to sneak up and spoil your day somewhere down the line. Have you got a filter on the pump output?


 I suspect that it's more then a speck of dust - more likely a piece of gear tooth since the hydraulics run on the transaxle gear oil. As far as a filter - the feed line that comes out of the system to the control of this little yard tractor is so tight you almost need a hammer to move anything around so to install one would be a real bear along with a bunch of bucks for new lines that would fit on this 30 year old 'beast'. With my luck it will fail (second shoe) in the middle of the usual big snow pile the town plow leaves at the end of my driveway.



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Yeah, that's usually the way of these things: they'll get ya' when ya' ain't lookin'. Hope it was just a fluke, and it never rears it's ugly head again.

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Havent even had my blowers going yet.....Seems to be no snow so far this winter.....yet

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I'll be more then happy to 'share' what we have.

We often tend to get the tail end of Lake Erie's lake effect even 250 miles East.



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I'd gladly trade you a few gallons of rain water for some of that snow,, we have had way too much rain this year,, high winds and cold, it even got down to 28* the other night,,,,winkwinkbiggrin



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Bad Rat wrote:

I'd gladly trade you a few gallons of rain water for some of that snow,, we have had way too much rain this year,, high winds and cold, it even got down to 28* the other night,,,,winkwinkbiggrin


 BR, I would gladly package up some of that glorious white stuff for your enjoyment if I had the time today, but have an important meeting with my haircutter to trim down all 137 remaining strands then off to discuss a couple more doors with my woodsmith. Maybe after the 1st.confuseevileyebiggrin.

And speaking of doors, I ordered and received a Porter Cable hinge template. That little 30 buck gadget works really nicely at least in my tests on one of the old doors

 



-- Edited by Dave W on Wednesday 17th of December 2014 07:54:47 AM

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