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Releasing Hydraulic Quick Disconnect

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by wsmm, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. wsmm

    wsmm Member
    Messages: 80

    My plow is at full left angle, do to "C" valve going bad. Was able to release the disconnect on the pump unit for the collapsed angle ram. Problem is with the extended cylinder, the quick disconnect doesn't want to release so that I can take the hose off. Other than removing the fitting off of the cylinder by unbolting it, is there an easy way to get the fitting to release. I going to pin the blade until my new "C" valve comes in and then hook up the angle system again.

  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Vise grips on the slider...then tap them (the vise grips) with a hammer in the direction of release. If you're talking about a ball valve on the male end cover with a rag and smack it with a hammer, female end rag, punch, hammer. I fix alot of stuff with the hammer (pent up aggression.) Wear your safety goggles.HTH

    Deja- Vu
  3. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    losen cross over releife valve
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Easiest way is to bump the right side of the plow against a solid object (tree, neighbors car, etc) once or twice to force a little pressure from the extended ram. Coupler will pop right apart then.
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    HA so will your neighbour.