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Old 01-25-06, 06:32 AM
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Plow Estimate.

I just bought a truck with a seven and a half foot hydraulic plow; both the truck and plow are from '87. One of the Hydraulics are leaky and need replacing. I was wondering if anyone one would be able to give me an estimate of how much this will cost.

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Old 01-25-06, 01:06 PM
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Could anyone help me with this?
 
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are you saying the cylinder is leaking or a hose ?
 
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Old 01-26-06, 05:27 AM
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I'm guessing you mean one of the cylinders. Here's some cylinders where you can check approximate rprices:

http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp...productID=2559
 
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Cylinder.

Thanks. Any idea on labor cost?

Thanks very much,
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Old 01-26-06, 08:29 AM
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replacing one is something you could handle. rebuilding one might cost you a kit and 30-40.00 labor. measure the closed and open lengths, diameter , pin diameters, and port sizes.(one hose = single acting, 2 hoses = double acting)
try grainger, northern, etc
 
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Old 01-28-06, 06:42 AM
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If you're pretty handy, hydraulic cylinders are not difficult to rebuild. We do them fairly often on our trucks. Only catch is if there are any wierd engineering involved that requires special tools, but normally they come apart fairly easily. Have to be able to find proper size o-rings, tho, that can be a problem. Be sure the lift item is supported before knocking out the pin to remove the cylinder; gravity jumps in fast when the cylinder is disconnected.
 
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