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90 degree elbow a common part to break?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by tilelayher, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    Coming off the cylinder and connects to the hydraulic hose. I was out last night and the one on my left cylinder snapped so I called it a night went home extracted it with an EZ out drove 40 minutes for the 90 elbow. Put it on did a driveway for a friend and the one on the other side snapped right in half too. I understand the 1st one breaking it was original but the second one was only 1 month old. What would cause this part to break? It receives no direct contact and its pretty well protected. The 1 I replaced I decided to install a swivel elbow this time seems like a better idea.

    Is this a common breaking part?
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    An impact of some type is what breaks the elbows normally. Either from excessive play in the ram mounting point allowing the ram to move enough to allow contact between the mounting tab and the elbow. On some mounts and A-frame combinations the elbow can strike the lift frame (while stacking) if there's no stops also. And some elbows are just cheaply made and don't hold up.

    A fixed elbow is better than a swivel. Less places for a fracture or leak and the hoses will stay routed better too. Meyer was the big user of swivels for years and even they don't use them any more.