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Too much play from side to side after hose blowout

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Woodland, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    This last storm I blew out the hydraulic hose leading from the passenger side ram to the pump (7.5' HD MM2 2008 model). I was pushing snow banks back and hit too hard on only 1/2 the plow...oops. I replaced the hose, refilled with fluid and worked the plow up/down, back and forth and filled the reservoir again. It was only down a little bit. I repeated the procedure again and the reservoir was full. Now, however, there is about 2 inches of play in the plow from side to side. Before the blowout there was practically no play at all. What else may have been damaged that I should inspect/replace/repair?
  2. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    It's still got air in the system. It'll work it's way out. Once it does, check the fluid level again.
  3. jshocik

    jshocik Member
    Messages: 42

    I just changed my fluid on my plow & went through the same thing, you have to cycle it quite a few times & recheck the fluid level.
  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 745

    Find a drop off somewhere and hang the plow off it and angle from side to side. Easier for the air to make it's way up that way.