While mowing the field today I had my left rear hydraulic ram assembly on my '52 CA crack wide open - full split down one side, and almost completely down the other.
First, I need to find a replacement. Does anyone here have a used one they are interested in parting with?
Second, I'd like to understand why it cracked. Last spring I had the old hose on this ram blow open, and replaced it. While mowing I was climbing a small hill, and the tractor was having a little trouble making the climb so I was using the hand clutch to ease it into first as I had just backed down the hill a little to take another route. The ram must have been under pressure to crack, but I had the mower almost all the way down ( just lifted slightly, under tensions, but not actively lifting it.)
Any thoughts of leads would be greatly appreciated.