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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

How to flush backhoe/loader hydraulic system?

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john_bud

10-25-2004 13:24:05
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Hi,
I have a new to me tractor loader backhoe that is undergoing a fairly major R&R. The hydraulic system is full of chocolate brown milk shake instead of nice clean and clear hydraulic fluid. The manual for the backhoe (Ford 723) simply states to flush the hydraulic system, but what is the proper way to do that? What should I use to flush it with? What is the best type of filters to use once the system is flushed?

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John_Bud

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Roy Suomi

10-26-2004 20:34:16
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 Re: How to flush backhoe/loader hydraulic system? in reply to john_bud, 10-25-2004 13:24:05  
Raise both loader and backhoe to full extension. Drain oil , while draining,lower loader and backhoe to ground. drain hydraulic filter. Refill to level, Start backhoe, cycle hydraulic functions. Raise both loader and backhoe again and drain reservoir and filter again till oil is clear..It might take several drainings to get most of water out. Then change filter after oil is clear..



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