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Quadrant frame ram troubles

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by tubbs, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. tubbs

    tubbs Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi
    I have a Western Unimount and the hydraulic Ram fell off of the Quadrant frame, Now both the left and right rams are in the extended position.. How do I compress the ram so I can hook it back up to the Quadrant frame?

    Do I need to disconnect a hydraulic hose to the ram to relive the pressure, then what about air bubbles in the lines ect.

    Any ideas would be appreciated



    TUBBS
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Simply disconnect the hose on the angle ram that you need to compress... after you get the cylinder reattached, reconnect the hose and angle the blade back and forth a few time's and it'll work any air out on it's own. Be sure to top off the fluid when your done.
     
  3. tubbs

    tubbs Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Get
    That sounds like a plan,

    Thank you very much for the excellent help

    TUBBS
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you find the angle cylinder is a little reluctant to collapse, you can wail on the end of it with a hammer and a block of wood to collapse it if need be... it won't damage it.