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Hose connections?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by mkwl, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    This past weekend, I was cleaning up my new (to me) Fisher plow, and putting on a Fisher splat decal, when my brother noticed that the hoses all have what I'd call a "uniform bulge" on the metal part of the hose connection, all in the same place, all the way around the connection. My question is- is this just the shape of the hose connection (the way they're made)? I'm thinking it is, since they're all like this, and are all "uniformly bulging". Anyone?
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Relax and take a breath.

    That is from the metal fitting being crimped on.

    They put it in a hydraulic press to collapse the fitting on to the hose.
  3. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Thanks, so this is normal then- I figured, but just wanted to be sure so I don't have a hose blow on my at 4AM in the middle of a blizzard! I'm a plow newbie :blush2:
  4. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Even if you do think they look fine buy at least 1 spare. They are cheap and worth having.
  5. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I agree with Plowfast, get a spare and keep it in your truck. I don't plow without my emergency kit. Last year I had one incident where I plowed a lot (not on my route) and it wasn't clearly marked and clipped a curb section. In that incident, I broke one of my hoses and was able to repair the plow (in about 15 minutes) and was back in the truck and plowing.
  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Are the hoses interchangeable- can I carry just one hose that will fir for the 2 angle cylinders and the lift cylinder? Or do I have to have all 3 hoses on hand?