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Re: 900 series power steering cylinder

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10-05-2013 13:52:32

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But 99.95 of the time if the seals are gone so is the chrome, right? Don't replace seals without inspecting the rod on the bottom at mid point. I have one that wasn't bad so I cleaned it up good, put a little JB weld on it then smoothed it good with some 1200 sandpaper and it has been good.

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10-05-2013 15:31:02

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 Re: 900 series power steering cylinder in reply to showcrop, 10-05-2013 13:52:32  
I wouldn't say 99.5% of the time. Seals go out for lots of the reasons ie- age, oil contamination, shaft pitting/rust, etc. I work in the hydraulic repair business and see a few of these cylinders every year. I would say for most of them the seals are out just from age. I have one in the shop right now and yes the chrome is coming off the rod. The customer is not concerned ,and I can polish it smooth , because he only puts a few hours on it a year and is stored inside. Also the spot that is wore is inside the cylinder ,where it can't rust , when not in use.

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10-07-2013 06:01:23

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 Re: 900 series power steering cylinder in reply to Rufus80, 10-05-2013 15:31:02  
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Rufus, I have three of these rowcrops. My experience and others that I have talked to is that the chrome wears off right at the center, so with a slight turn of the wheel the worn part is inside. You may want to advise your customers to turn the wheel a little to the direction that pulls it inside before shutting the tractor off.

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