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Angle Cylinders leaking

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Captain, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have a brand new Homesteader. Just noticed a few drops of blue fluid in the snow today.

    It appears the angle cylinders are leaking a bit, right where the piston comes out. Is this normal or are the seals gone already??? I plan to call the dealer tomorrow, but I don't want to make a mountain out of a moe hill.

    Is this something I should worry about??? Are the seals and easy change??? One side leaks worse than the other, but both are not too bad.

    Any thoughts or opinions???
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I believe the homesteader also has "adjustable" rams on it- you can turn the "tightness" of the packing in the ram tighter to keep it from leaking- take a look at your owners manual. Otherwise- I'd take it to the dealer to have new seals put in.
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    if they have adjustable packing nut's on the cylinder's ,on a new plow it can be normal for them to seep a little bit .because the packing's because they relax when they Finlay get soaked with oil .and some time's you can snug them up a couple time's . :salute:
  4. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Update - I called the dealer this morning. They want me to bring it in so they can look at it. They said they have never had a Homesteader leak on the angle cylinders before.

    They said not to tighten anything, they will take care of it.
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039


    Chance are someone bleed the system that way an didn't tighten everything back up enough.
  6. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Take it back to the dealer. My MMII had the same problem, turns out the packing was bad on one cylinder. I'm all for tinkering, but not on a brand new piece of equipment.