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hydraulic fliud level

Post in 'The Gear' started by adrpga498, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I just bought a new splitter which requires 3.5 gallons of fluid. I ran a few splits just to look things over. Did the dip stick test after about 20 minutes to see level of fluid. Stick was dry. I figured a brand new filter and hosees had to be purged etc. I have added another2 quarts and still dry stick. My question is...normal for this much fluid to be added for 1st. run? Thanks iin advance fo ryour input.

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  2. suematteva

    suematteva New Member

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    Where did you get it? What was the level when you started?
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The filter will hold a quart and the lines and pump will hold two or three. Filler up again and you should be fine.
  4. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Thats what I had suspected , thanks Brother, Sears and it was empty upon delivery,which I understood. Thanks again guys.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Like every thing else that reminds me of a story. I bought my Duerr splitter at Lowes in 1988. Assembled and full of fluid (over a case of hydraulic fluid at buck and a quarter a quart) it was $150 extra. I bought one dry and unassembled. When I pulled up to the dock with the pickup ticket the kid said "Oh man. Not another one of those damned things! They are on the top rack and they are heavy."

    He left and a few minutes later came back towing an assembled one and asked if I would take it. I told him "Fine. I just need to drop my trailer here, tow it home and come back for the trailer." I did.

    When I got home I noticed that I didn't have the manual and paper work so the next week I went back. I asked the department manager for the docs. He gave me a nasty look and said "So you're the one.". I looked at him and said "If you mean 'You're the customer then you are correct.".

    He stomped off and a few minutes later brought back the stuff and dumped it on top of a washing machine and walked off. Methinks the profit on that splitter evaporated into hydraulic fluid and assembly.
  6. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Little unknow info Walmart sell Hydro fluid cheap in 2 and 5 gal quanities. Been running it in my JD 500C backhoe for years and also in my 16 ton electric log splitter dump truck bob cat and shovel dozer. Works for me Why buy quarts when you need gallons. Also fill er up not part way
  7. Roospike

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    What Brotherbart said.
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