How to maintain the hydraulic system in a log splitter
Your log splitter depends on the hydraulic system to operate properly. Failure to maintain the components of the system will cause poor performance and permanent damage. To keep your log splitter in good working order, follow these simple tips.
Always check the hydraulic fluid level before each use and maintain the fluid level within the range indicated on the dipstick.
When adding hydraulic fluid, always use the same type as what is already in the reservoir—do not mix different types of hydraulic fluid—check your owner's manual for the recommended hydraulic fluid.
Replace the hydraulic filter after every 50 hours of operation.
Change the hydraulic fluid and clean the reservoir tank screen after every 100 hours of operation.
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The flexible nylon log splitter pump coupler deteriorates over time. Replace the flexible pump coupler if it begins to vibrate or rattles, which are early indications that it’s failing.
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