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Dump Hoist Leaking

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by chips2002, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. chips2002

    chips2002 Junior Member
    from ca
    Messages: 1

    I recently bought a dump truck with a telescoping hoist. It was running fine until one day the hoist started to leak hydraulic oil. I am not sure where the leak is coming from but it seems like one of the seals is bad on the packing nut.

    I want to try and repair this myself. What would be the best way to change the seal? Do I have to disconnect the hoist from the dump body and lower the hoist while the body is in the raised position? I would appreciate any suggestions. Also, where could I get these parts?
  2. DavidD

    DavidD Junior Member
    from sc
    Messages: 15

    Before you attempt to remove the cylinder attempt to tighten up the gland/packing nut.Ive had to Snug mine up on occasion. Also make sure the Cylinder doesn't have any burrs on it anywhere that is tearning the packing.
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I would send it out to a shop set to handle telescoping cylinders.