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swisher 34 ton splitter stopped working

Raul McCai

Raul McCai

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May 17, 2020
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Cylinder won't move. Splitter has low hours. I've used it one and a half seasons & the guy I bought it from used it on one tree (He's a Doctor, go figure).
I was going through a gnarley crotch. It slowed down and then stopped. It will twitch a little when I forward and reverse the valve , but won't budge,
I don't know where to start trouble shooting first.
Hydraulic oil is OK.
What would you do first?
Know of any decent Videos on thos sort of thing?
 
northmanlogging

northmanlogging

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crack each line loose one at a time, test under power, be mindful of high pressure fluid though

start at the cylinder and work your way back to the pump.


or, it might just be out of fluid
 
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