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Bernard wrote on Saturday, August 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • Your letter stated about a 3 pt. hitch single acting cylender I have a 35 massyfergson and i would like information on having a single action cylender for the top link to operate a rear scoop. some say a single action cylender. but what kind of valve is needed to operate this. I would appreciate any info on this subject.
    Tim Wheaton wrote on Monday, August 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • Curtis, Thanks for the follow-up article and addressing my previous question. The solution to my problem was simple. I disassembled the piston and found there was NO seal/seals That was letting the oil pass into the "front chamber" there-by in effect locking the piston against movement.A trip to the JD dealer for new seals and now it works great. Thanks, Tim Wheaton
    Roy wrote on Thursday, March 22, 2001 (PST):
  • I am having problems with the hydraulics on my I/h cub it will lift the belly mower but will not lift like it should from the rear.does the cub have a screen inside the housing? thanks for any advice......
    alasdair marshall wrote on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • Any chance you could do another article on rotary actuators found on logging winches
    kevin MM1 USN (retired) wrote on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 (PDT):
  • does this men really know what he is talking about on hydraulics because i have never heard of a vane type piston.i have worked on hydraulics for over 25 years.
    BareFoot wrote on Thursday, June 22, 2006 (PDT):
  • Outstanding. Please point out correct proceedures to test hyd systems without opening hyd systems to atmosphere. Also how to take apart without using compressed air. Safety first. This is a very informative article
    Jim Allen wrote on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 (PDT):
  • Useful info, thanks!
    Robert Jones wrote on Sunday, November 04, 2007 (PST):
  • One basic subject that was not covered is the difference between welded and tie rod cylinders, and their applications. It's basic, but that is usually one of the things I look at when thumbing through a hydraulics catalog.
    paul wrote on Friday, May 30, 2008 (PDT):
  • thanks much have kuhn cutter in the field with a cylinder that will not go up thanks to you might be able to get the thing working at my shop cost (nothing) plus parts. thanks againg
    Larryhere59 wrote on Friday, September 12, 2008 (PDT):
  • Was interesting reading this. Learned something I did not know much about yet are around them a lot. Thanks
    DENNY DEPELLO wrote on Friday, October 09, 2009 (PDT):
    Ken wrote on Monday, October 04, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have an International 300 utility tractor with a Freeman loader. I have recently had to replace a hydraulic hose for the double action cylinder for my bucket to dump. Since replacement I have been unable to get the bucket to dump or return. The loader arms with raise and lower still, but nothing on the dump/return of the bucket. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
    Gerald Ackerman, Sr. wrote on Monday, November 08, 2010 (PST):
  • A general comment that I have for the articles I've read to date is that more diagrams should be included to go along with the verbage of the articles. It would help the novice to better understand how to perform the task being described.
    Ryan Wightman wrote on Monday, July 18, 2016 (PDT):
  • Need help locating hydraulic lift rams seal kit for 1959 Allis Chalmers D10. The kit has been discontinued. Any cross reference? Lift arm #232549

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