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Loader - Replacement Rams

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:06 pm
by Alchad
Hi,

The hydraulic rams on my loader are starting to leak a fair bit, I had them resealed about 8 years ago but was warned they were not in the best of condition. So looking to replace them and also thinking of going double acting.

Googling around there seems to be quite a few suppliers - Ramko, Flowfit, Steerforth to name a few. Just wondered if anyone had experience of any of them - or others and any recommendations.

Thanks

Alchad

Re: Loader - Replacement Rams

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:50 am
by cobbadog
You would have to ask around as to price and quality of the products and if my very basic knowledge of hydraulics is right you will need to re plumb the rams to be a double acting circuit along with control valves. Sounds pricey but if it will improve it to what you expect then do it.
Is it an option to have your existing rams reconditioned, ie, machined up and re chromed then all new seals or new replacement single acting rams?

Re: Loader - Replacement Rams

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:59 pm
by dbiow
Which
H model loader do you have? There may be some good second hand ones around. If it’s any help I have a set from a 995 tractor in good condition, I can check the loader model for you if there if interest?

Re: Loader - Replacement Rams

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:38 pm
by Gard
You will be more lucky than me if you can find a new replacement cylinder that fits, correct length extended and contracted as well as correct ends. A good repair shop should be able to build parts needed to repair the old one, new shaft, piston etc. That is what I have had to do,

Re: Loader - Replacement Rams

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:17 am
by SteveCollett
Dennis Lee at Little Snoring in Norfolk will be able to sort them out, but a fair distance from you.