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2 Burst lines? in 1 hour?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by johnslawn, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    I had a line pop on me in customers drive, angle piston. Ran home and put on a new one, top off fluid. back on road in 15 Min.
    Maybe 1/2 hour later, other angle piston line does the same thing.

    Cmon whats the chances of that? I try not to run my truck/plow hard. And I do preseason maintenance on plow and truck. Should I be concerned? Or is it just my luck?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Well, if they were both of the same age I wouldn't say it's out of line depending on the age of the plow and whether it's stored indoors during the off season.

    Same reason it's a wise idea to always replace them in pairs. If one is aged the other is too.
     
  3. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Morning B. Yea i kinda figured it was like head lights. When one goes replace the other. Plow is only 2-3 years old,stored outside with a tarp. Just blew my mind. My old set up I used for 7 years and only changed the fluid.
    Guess I will replace the rest of the lines.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    In your first post John you mentioned the first one blew while angling. So I'm assuming this is a straight blade correct?
     
  5. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Yes while angling, straight 9 foot. rt3. What I thought was also strange, is they both blew in near excact spots. 1/2 inch from the fitting on the ram side.
    Just seems rather rare for two lines to go in one day. Near the same spot.
     
  6. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    That's really odd if they blew in the same spot. Do you have a rub going on that you might be overlooking?
     
  7. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    no rub that I can see.
     
  8. 04HDBoss

    04HDBoss Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    My plow blew 2 hoses in the 1st season i just plow a couple driveways.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That's where they almost always rupture due to it's the most flexed location on the hose. Probably just a coincidence that you lost them both in one day.
     
  10. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Ok guys, Thank you. I feel a better I guess. Off to garage to make up and replace the rest of the lines.
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight Member
    Messages: 49

    You should inspect the hoses for burning; older straight blades will try to find a ground through them, making them weak at the points B&B referred to. Make sure your new hoses are marked with an (AX) prior to the hose size. This is a better hose were electrical current is present.