Minute Mount I Collapses Under Heavy Push

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sonnyny, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. sonnyny

    sonnyny Junior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 19


    Had some very heavy wet cement drop recently. I push with a minute mount I, 8 foot. When I angle straight or to the right with a full pile in front of me the left cylinder collapses.I noticed some fluid had come out of top of the square shaped part next to the pump. It's the part that the angle cylinder hoses connect to.The fluid looks like it came from what I think is called a cartridge. It has a small round head that unscrews with a small allen key. I heard it could just be a blown o ring on the cartridge? I want to pull the cartridge out but have no experience with these things. Anybody got some mechanical advice for me?

  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,265

    I don't have an answer for you, but it's sounding just like the issue I've been having (progressively worse with time) lately where the pistons won't hold the angle in either direction. I have to read troubleshooting ideas and/or call the dealer about it. Good luck -- I'll let you know what I find out in case yours is the same situation
  3. Capital Land

    Capital Land Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    It sounds like the unit is having an issue holding pressure . possible not enough fluid and or bad seals