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angle cylinders

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 7677mess, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. 7677mess

    7677mess Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Can someone explain how to change the fluid in the angle cylinders..its a meyer by the way
  2. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Drop the blade on a 2x4 in the center. (it makes it easier to turn)

    Disconnect the hydraulic line to the cylinders and wrap a clean rag around the hole.

    Move the plow left to right a few times and the fluid will be forced out of the holes in the pistons.

    The fluid comes out fast so the rag keeps it from spraying all over the place.

    Just make sure that the rag is lint free, and clean so you don't draw any contaminates into the system.
  3. 7677mess

    7677mess Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Ok well said..now when all the fluid is drained, where do I fill the cylinders? and how much in each cylinder?
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds Member
    Messages: 66

    :bluebounc fill plow resiovior and cycle plow left and right then check and add fluid, all done
  5. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Yea what he said.
    Hook the hoses back up, and fill it up.
    You angle the blades back and forth a few times to work out the air out of them, and then check the fluid again when you are done.

    Sorry I forgot that part.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2005
  6. NU-Plowr

    NU-Plowr Member
    Messages: 36

    is that the same for Western?
  7. 7677mess

    7677mess Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Cool i can handle that. So the pump is the only location for filling?
  8. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Yep it's the same for Western

    Yea when you angle the blade with the joystick the pump will send fluid down the line to extend the pistons.
    Then when you angle the blade in the opposite direction it will return the fluid and air back up into the fluid reservoir.
    Which is why you need to check and refill the system when you are done.

    Your pump may make some funny noises when the air is being worked out of the system, and your fluid may become foamy. (this is normal)
    If it gets foamy then you need to check it again after a few hours to make sure that it's still full.