I put a TEE coming out of the pump to the push inlet of cylinder, I attached a good fluid filled 3000 lb gauge. I put a piece of wood in and applied presssure. The tractor starts bogging down and something squealing. Wood doesn't split.The gauge reads about 1300 PSI. I don't know much but I was hoping for 2250 lol.. I am running a tractor PTO driven splitter 3 to 1 ratio, pump spinning 1620, i think. Is this problem the seals in the cylinder? Any idea of approximate cost? This is the first spliitter I have had. Any advice is appreciated.The guy I got it from used it about 10 years. It will split dry wood, but not half green wood.