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Nicks in Ram on angle cylinders...leaks???

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by leadfooter, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. leadfooter

    leadfooter Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 49

    I have an old (20-30yr) E-47 set up and it leaks between the ram/cylinder slide point.. I believe these seal are replaceable but the rams are very nicked up. I am wondering .....
    1. Is there a better alternative such as buying completly new cylinders or rams ???
    2. Can the rams be sanded abit or remove nicks ??
    3. Would something from a Tractor Supply or Northern be a good replacement and cheaper... If so can somone what kind of PSI do i need for these ?
    4. I only use this truck maybe 5 times a year to plow my driveway but am sick of fluid leaking out....would just replacing the seal take care of it for a few more years or not ??
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  2. AHammen

    AHammen Member
    Messages: 47

    If the rams are nicked up bad putting new seals in won't fix the problem, the rams will just tear up the new seals. Your best bet is to buy new cylinders. Depending on the size of your plow the cylinders can be pretty cheap, I've seen the 1.5x10 cylinders brand new for $60 a piece.
     
  3. leadfooter

    leadfooter Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 49

    Thanks AJ
    Where can I find them that cheap??
    Appreciated
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  4. AHammen

    AHammen Member
    Messages: 47

    I'm looking at an Angelos catalog right now and from them they are $74.99 (sorry little more then $60). www.angelos-supplies.com is their website. This was for a 1.5x10. Make sure you know what size you need. A commercial duty plow uses a 1.5x12.
     
  5. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I would save the headache of rebuilding and just buy new. If they are as old as the plow they have served their time. Angelos is very good and quick. Check out Central Parts Warehouse. Click on the link from this site.