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Altec LR 111 leaking hydrolic!

Discussion in 'Large Equipment' started by treeclimbermike, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. treeclimbermike

    treeclimbermike ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have an Altec LR 111 bucket and have a small leak out of the lower hydrolic on the lower boom. There isn't a lot of volume, but am concerned. I am wondering if this is an issue. I must need a new seal or something. Not sure though. I would like some insight into this if someone has had the same problem and has rectified it. Otherwise it runs great. Love some feed back. Thanks.
     
  2. daveyclimber

    daveyclimber ArboristSite Operative

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    STOP using this unit yesterday like. Call Altec Industries and find out your issue and how to fix it.
     
  3. ropensaddle

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    The big issue is it lets in contaminants if a drift check has been performed
    and holding valves operate correct a small leak is not life threatening. Holding valves prevent the boom from bleeding down in the event of hydraulic failure.Any good competent cylinder rebuilder should be able to fix or order a new cylinder. I would make plans to change repair asap to keep contaminants from entering system.
     

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