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Angle cylinder on MVP leaking what to do?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by drivefaster35, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. drivefaster35

    drivefaster35 Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 31

    Ok I have a earlier model MVP plow from around 04-05 with the little rubber peice in the middle. I beliueve its called the angle (lift) cylinder that raises and loweres the plow is leaking on the top part around where the cylender goes in and out. I don't have a lot of experience with these plows but didn't know if it could be just a seal that I could replace or if I need to just replace the whole thing or what? Also any suggestions on a provider of parts at a reasonable rate my local dealer cost a fortune and charges $80 and hour.
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Yes, it is the lift cylinder. There is a large hex nut on the top of the cylinder called a packing nut. You may only need to tighten that down a bit. The other options are to rebuild the cylinder if the piston is not damaged/rusted/nicked, or replace the lift cylinder.

    Replacing the cylinder is by far the easiest repair. One hose fitting, two cotter pins.
     
  3. drivefaster35

    drivefaster35 Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 31

    Thanks a ton I'll try tightening the packing nut and go from there.