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hydrolic hoses?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by pipe539, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. pipe539

    pipe539 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi all I have a question to throw out here and see if anyone can give me some advise. I have a western unimount plow on a 98 gmc that I noticed the hoses for the blade angle ram are looking like they could be replaced reason is where the hose meets the metal fitting its all frayed or at least the rubber is detached. I picked up some replacement hose at Northern tool but what would the procedure be to replace them, I dont want to get air in the system and screw something up. Thanks for any pointers.
     
  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Just replace the hoses and run the plow, up , down, left, right check the oil, refill. do it again. It will bleed out the air on it's own.
     
  3. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Yeah, what he said. It is fully self-bleeding.

    Also, hope you went all out and got the good hoses (steel braided). Its worth it, they're much more resilient.
     
  4. pipe539

    pipe539 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I didn't get the good ones it was a kit I'll look in to replacing with steel ones next year
     
  5. ppkgmsy

    ppkgmsy Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 73

    I've only been plowing a couple of years but I replaced mine and, the guys are, right, it's an easy job. I'd suggest making sure the fittings are good and tight because those would be places vulnerable to leaks.