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Leaking Rams

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Grant9454, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 32

    Today in the driveway I noticed two stains about 4" in diameter under one of the angle rams as well as the main vertical ram on my two year old HT Series. Upon further inspection I notice a large amount of hydraulic fluid under one of the rams on the frame as well as a lot around where the pistons slide in and out. Is this normal or have the seals on these rams gone? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Try tightening the packing nut first.
     
  3. Grant9454

    Grant9454 Member
    Messages: 32

    Okay thank you ill give that a try tomorrow and see if that helps!
     
  4. Ladder15

    Ladder15 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Just changed the seals on one of the rams on my new (used) XV... Took about 40 mins and $20. It was an easy fix. The ram was leaking very slowly, drip mark about 2" dia over a week (front side/packing). But more importantly, when put in the scoop position, the blade would drift back over time (rear seal). I had never done it before and used the mechanics guide by Fisher to learn.
    Ken