Posted by Don-Wi on January 11, 2013 at 20:00:21 from (22.214.171.124):
Yesterday or the day before at work, our "Assembly Manager" and maintnance guy was working on a press with some hydraulic guys and they showed him some pictures of what happens with high pressure oil injection. Now all of a sudden he's got a whole new respect for oil under pressure.
This coming from a guy who I saw stick his finger right over a seeping hydraulic leak on my machining center at work (coming through a crack on one end of a cylinder that changes gears in the head) a couple months ago and preaches about safety. He also has had his hand in the companies safety policies....
He was gonna have the pictures emailed to him and then show a bunch of us guys around the shop just to show us what they do at the hospital. I just kinda shake my head because it's nothing new to me, and I always try to be very careful around pressurized hoses and leaks.... I saw similar pictures when I was 12 in the tractor safety class through the county extension office. That's 16 years ago....
Bottom line is, it aint pretty and nothing you wanna go through- so think before you grab a hose. I know we all have that one peice around the farm where the hoses are in poor shape and will probably stay in place until they burst- it might be a good idea to fix them before they leak to avoid both the cost and mess of a hydraulic leak when it does rupture, and the risk of a high pressure stream of oil.
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.