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Are Hydraulic Hoses Fisher specific?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Serenescapes, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    I am looking to change the hydraulic hoses and fittings on my Fisher Speedcast that I am restoring. It is my first snow plow and I don't know if the hydraulic hoses are specific to the make and model of the plow. So the question is are they specific? Or can I go to Tractor Supply and have a set made up and put new fittings in the pump?
     
  2. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Go have them made. Take the old ones so you get the exact fittings. Make sure you cover any openings in the system to keep out dirt and water.
     
  3. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    Thanks alot. That's why I love this site! So the threads on the cylinder side and the pump hydraulic fitting threads are standard then?
     
  4. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I'm not a Fisher guy, but I've replaced a bunch of hydraulic lines in my days on the farm. Take the old hose with you and they will match whatever you have. Not to worry.
     
  5. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    If you are replacing more than one at a time, tag each hose when you take it off so you know where to put the new ones.
    If you haven't done this before, take some close pics of the area before you take it apart, so you know for sure what goes where, in which direction.
     
  6. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    Sounds good. Thanks for the tips. I will mark everything and take pics.
     
  7. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Look at surpluscenter.com. They have many many hoses and use gates and goodyear. Very good prices as well, much cheaper than having them made. Just need to know all the dimensions of what you want. Very easy. I also changed my ends to 6AN female and the adapter fitting to accept the 6AN male to pipe on the cylinders, pump etc. Makes changing them a snap.
    T.J.
     
  8. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    Cheaper and name brands? That sounds like a win win situation. I'll look and check prices. Thanks.
     
  9. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Make sure you use Teflon tape on the threads
     
  10. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    Will do on the teflon tape. Thanks.
     
  11. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Do not usae teflon tape. Most hydro hoses have tapered fittings that do not require the use of thread sealant. If your does not use a paste type hose sealant that is hydro compatable. Teflon can get into the systen and plug the pumps.
     
  12. Serenescapes

    Serenescapes Member
    Messages: 42

    Thank you for the information PlowKing. If I am careful not to get it near the hole on the hoses, is it okay? I've already sunk millions into this old blade. Is the paste expensive?