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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: ladylake on September 20, 2019, 04:07:01 PM

Title: Hyd hose life
Post by: ladylake on September 20, 2019, 04:07:01 PM

  Some last rather well, I just replaced one of the last original hoses on my B20, 17 years and almost 15000 hours isn't bad.  Steve
Title: Re: Hyd hose life
Post by: moodnacreek on September 20, 2019, 06:37:20 PM
Rubbing and sun light or flexing at the end is the ruin of hydrolic hoses.
Title: Re: Hyd hose life
Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 20, 2019, 06:53:03 PM
   Rough slab pieces falling off the bucket on my little FEL and breaking the fittings is usually the cause for replacement on mine. I do have one that is wearing on it that probably should be replaced soon as the wire under the rubber coating is showing.
Title: Re: Hyd hose life
Post by: sawguy21 on September 20, 2019, 08:14:25 PM
Steve, I would say you got your money out of that one. I watched my buddy shorten and reconnect a power steering hose on a 20 year old logging truck, I have no idea how old the hose is. I would have replaced it but that's just me, he is cheap.
Title: Re: Hyd hose life
Post by: Larry on September 20, 2019, 09:15:56 PM
I built my log splitter 31 years ago.  Sits in the same spot outside without cover.  Original hoses, but the rubber is completely gone.  All I can see is the steel braid. 
Title: Re: Hyd hose life
Post by: longtime lurker on September 20, 2019, 11:24:22 PM
I built my log splitter 31 years ago.  Sits in the same spot outside without cover.  Original hoses, but the rubber is completely gone.  All I can see is the steel braid.

Around here once you see the wire exposed you've got about a year to go. Salt in the air from the ocean breeze, and rain rain rain.

I try not to run them to fail myself... cheaper to replace a hose than a hose + a heap of oil, and its the difference between scheduled maintenance and a breakdown at an always inconvenient time