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couplers

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by zzzman, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    how does everyone run there setup for the hoses going into the angle cylinders. i have couples on the cylinders but the more i notice, other peoples setup i see they either have there hoses right into the cylinders or a 90 (male to female) coupler. would it be better to just run the hose into the cylinder. be a tight fit to reach the pump but it will work. any feedback would be great.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The couplers will last longer if they're on the pump instead of down on the cylinders.
     
  3. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

    It depends on what plow you are using. Western and Boss don't use couplers on there plows, due to the pump and plow come off the truck as a unit. Most Meyer Plows have couplers due to the pump stay on the truck when you take the plow off.
     
  4. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    I have couplers on the pump and te cylinders . Just thought I should remove the ones from the cylinders.
     
  5. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

    If thats the case , like B&B said remove the ones on the cylinders. Also the fewer coupler to give you problems.
     
  6. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    zzzman, we still need to know what brand of plow and the era its from. Older Westerns had couplers too.
     
  7. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    it is the old style western but with a myers e-47 pump