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Check your hoses

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by F350plower, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. F350plower

    F350plower Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    New VXF 8.5 and others may be effected as well. Just checked my extend hose for the right wing and found it getting pinched with a pretty good cut in it already when lifting plow. Contacted my dealer and a new bracket for the hose just came out to fix this problem.
     
  2. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,187

    I agree this happens. You got some good service. Most around here will make you bring it to there shop.
     
  3. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    You must be married....:waving:


    lol


    Good tip. I change my hoses every couple years. This year.... All is brandy new ! Whoo Hoo!
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,462

    I Carry a spare hoses, there is no need to change a hose because time has passed.

    run it until it fails or you damage it.
     
  5. F350plower

    F350plower Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Have you seen more failures of the hoses or fittings. On military ships we change most of our exterior hoses every two years. Is this overkill, definetly. I have religiously used petro wrap tape for every fitting and they are like new whenever we take it off.
     
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    Youre right!!

    Unless you like spending $20 and having peace of mind.and not being out in the cold changing hosesThumbs Up
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,462

    In the civilian world...
    I've used machines with hoses that are well over 20years old.

    You don't use goop or type on a hydraulic fitting as it contaminants the fluid. The type can clog filters and ports,
    On a hydro fitting the threads don't make the seal anyway so why use anything as it's not doing anything.

    next if it's a"pipe fitting" it should also be tapered,
    some will use goop or tape in this application.
    but be careful a little goes a long way.

    ps if your afraid of the cold this business may not be for you.
    nothing like throwing a good part away.....

    your tires may go flat, you better get new ones every year or 2.
    your engine could go south,
    better replace it.....
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Preventative maintenance is for mopohs!
     
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    Right on, Mooks

    Thumbs Up
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,462

    ^ what a mopoh,


    Just a Q
    How often do you replace your rubber brake lines on your truck?
    every 2 years??? or after they fail?
     
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    I love the cold weather. Went to Florida once, and I hated ever minute of it, except these. It does have two redeeming qualities
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,462

    Ok guys,
    Those pics are for the swimsuit forum,
    Try to stay on topic, thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  13. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,187

    Pleasant looking pic.Thumbs Up
     
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    One ones lasted 19 years. New , Chinese. (Autozone) ones lasted 3 or so before one of them swelled internally, and I replaced them again if I bought oem. Ones, I wouldn't change them again until I had a problem. These crappy Chinese ones I had I tossed out. The rebuild I just did, I bought western hoses, so I most likely won't change them again as I plan to buy a new plow and dodge for next year. The next guy will have to deal with it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  15. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    Nothing more beautiful in this world than an attractive woman
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  16. immortal.ben

    immortal.ben Member
    Messages: 65

    I do not change them anymore. There are no rubber brake lines on my truck. They are all braided stainless. Best brake upgrade you can make.
     
  17. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,904

    You still have rubber hoses, albeit their inside the braided stainless you speak of.


    Nice upgrade, BTW. A little Better stopping power from those I've spoke with who've done it.
     
  18. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    Ditto Snow Farmer. I inspect my hoses often & care spares all the time so I'm prepared for anything.