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Filter screen dirt

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mrplowpa, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. mrplowpa

    mrplowpa Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 19

    Happy blizzard 2015

    So I am having a problem with gunk on my filter screen. Drained fluid in November and had to clean the screen - it was completed gunked up, in fact I replaced it with a new one. Fresh fluid, cleaned the entire reservoir out and fast forward to this weekend, plow was starting to slow up. Checked the screen and its gunked again.... Any ideas? Just a bad seal somewhere letting dirt in? It's a western unimount.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,293

    It's probably packing from the angle cylinders or the lift cylinder. Easy fix packing is cheap
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,966

    You didn't say if you ever drained your angle rams, and have you ever drained the lift ram housing? Lotta gunk can stay in there.