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Disconnect coupling question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rich p, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. rich p

    rich p Junior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 8

    At work we have a New Holland skid steer that we purchased a Diamond angle blade attachment for. When hooking it up, there is pressure in the hoses on the plow cylinders. To get the quick disconnect fittings on, we have to crack the hose fittings to bleed off pressure. This can't be right, are we doing something wrong? I never heard of this problem on pickup trucks.
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    If you are using the aux hydro on the skid steer, there may be a shutoff for that loop. You may need to shut it off under normal operating conditions. Then, turn it back on after the plow is installed.

    If not, you may have to shut down the skid while making the connections.

    Try this... Shut it down. Then, exersize the levers that operate the hydro to the connections. This should release some of the pressure without bleeding the lines manually. Then hook up the plow.
  3. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    lol what he said ^
  4. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Shut it off and after it has shut down operate the aux hydo lever, that should bleed off the back pressure...Rob