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Rookie hose repair

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by timbow, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. timbow

    timbow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I'm a care taker for my church and only plow that couple acre lot and a few elderly folk's driveways. While on my rounds today I blew an angle hose on my 8' straight blade. I am probably better at cleaning toilets than hydraulic repair (actually I know this). What do I need to keep in mind while attacking this repair? Fluid replacement, priming, tightening, etc?? Should I be carrying spare [fill in the blank]? I appreciate having this forum to research - it makes life easier.
  2. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    Some people carry spares, but you have to know what you're doing when you play with hydraulics.

    It's far cheaper to go to a place that services farm equipment and have a hose made there, than to buy on from a plow dealer.
  3. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    Our local NAPA dealer also makes hoses.
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Get the size and length of the hose at a patrs store some hand tools and 5 minutes you should have it on, top of the pump and run the plow a few times to get any air out of the lines and to check for leaks.
    Yes carry a spare hose and fluid with you

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    It comes on and off with just some simple wrenches. Bring the hose in when you want another one made. When you get your new one, put some teflon tape on the threads of the hose and start at the cylinder when replacing it. The thread it onto the top of the valve body. Add some hydro fluid and you'll be good to go. Nothing to it.
  6. timbow

    timbow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    That's what I was hoping to hear! "Nothing to it". My dad used to pay my brother to be good, but I was always good for nothing - I can handle this. Thanks fellas.
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    dont forget to carry wrenches along with the spare hose....lol
  8. LUCKY 7

    LUCKY 7 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    You might want to do what I did when setting up my tool set for plowing. Go over your plow from top to bottom and write down every size wrench you could possibly use on it. Then put 2 of every one in your tool box. Like said, have a spare hose, spring, and bolts with you at all times- you never know when it's gonna happen. Don't forget the T-tape. Would be even better if you taped them ahead of time- much nicer that trying to do it in the cold & dark.
  9. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    Also make sure the blade is down and all tension off of the cylinders before removing any hoses.
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    double check all of your hoses, if it was due to age, you may have another one lurking.

    Just check them for wear, from rubbing up against metal.

    The fluid will self bleed itself, super easy to deal with.

    Good luck.