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810 Lift Ram Leak?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Junior MO, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Junior MO

    Junior MO Member
    Messages: 52

    I have a problem with my 810. It started pretty fast but when I lift it up it looses hydro fluid fast. Can only lift the blade 2 times before I run out of fluid.
    I took the lift line apart to see if the line was leaking but found no breaks in the line. I am wondering if the actual cylinder is leaking and if so if anyone here has replaced one?
  2. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    replaced many cyls put on face of the plow too see better check for blown hose or seal blown out
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  3. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Sounds like a lift ram seal to me. Not to hard to repair.
  4. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a slow leak on one of my lift cylinders.

    Care to tell us the easy way to replace the seal?
  5. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Unscrew retainer nut on ram, remove seal, replace, screw nut back on.
  6. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Well there yea go. Try that. If it still leaks, or looks like it coming from somewhere else. Let us know.
  7. Junior MO

    Junior MO Member
    Messages: 52

    Thanks for the help guys. I am having our mechanic look at it tomorrow to get it back on the road. Another chance of snow on Wednesday and it would be a shame for it just to sit broken! As soon as I find out the problem I'll let everyone know.
  8. Junior MO

    Junior MO Member
    Messages: 52

    Looks like we lucked out! The ram was not the problem, but a loose fitting on the bottom side of pump. I took checked the line that went from the pump to the lift ram. It was still hooked to the truck when I did that. The leak was easy to see once I unhooked from the truck and had another person looking around the blade.

    The reason for the leak I believe was that the two bolts that hold the pump to the frame were no where to be found. I don't know how long it was sitting on just the frame, but I suppose the vibration must have worked loose the fitting. Has anyone had this problem before? I suppose I will have to check these bolts before every time I plow.