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Hydrolic Hoses

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Maine_Snowman, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Maine_Snowman

    Maine_Snowman Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a Fisher MM 6'9" Insta-Act system. On one of the hoses the rubber is missing (the braided hose is fully intact.) I have covered the bare spot with electical tape; is this something that is going to cause a major leak at 4:00 am in the middle of a storm or is this a cosmetic thing? Next question is there anything better about buying the Fisher brand fluid vs. generic?
  2. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Replace the hose tomorrow and buy a spare or two to have in the truck if one blows out on the job.
  3. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Truthfully the outer rubber cover is there to protect the steel braids under it.
    The trouble is that the steel does rust and weaken, when it does it creates a weak spot.
    Sure if it's a freshly exposed area you could coat the steel with primer and then a coating of silicone.
    But as mentioned I would get a replacement hose, some fluid and the wrenches to change it in the field should you need too.
    As far as fluid you can't go wrong with the OE fluids, but check to see if the replacement fluid meets the same specs if you decide to go with it.
    :rolleyes: John...
  4. genrock

    genrock Member
    Messages: 60

    Wow electrical tape ha? Well dont know why anyone would try and repair hoses when there so cheap to buy. Hydraulic fluid is under extreme pressure and will definately blow anything wrong with a hose. Put a new set of hoses on and fast before your sitting on some dark dirt road freezing your ass off hoping a sherriff dont come by and write you a fist full of tickets.
    Check this link out they are the cheapest thing you can buy for your plow but one of the most important.
    http://www.rustrepair.com/app2/onlinecat.htm?r=ds&p=sn-fisher-fi.shoe Once you click on the link select subcategories and go to hydraulic hoses.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2005