This New Holland skid steer loader arrived at the workshop with both the 4 Way bucket cylinder leaking oil badly.
At first we thought that it would be a case of the usual old collar seals on the top end of the cylinder.
After stripping the cylinders down though, another picture emerged.
Yes , the seals were leaking, but not necessarily because they were old and worn.
On close examination the shafts were badly worn in the middle and the chrome was damaged.
The straight edge solved the problem, the shaft were indeed bent!
|Notice the two chrome shafts, even with the eye one can see they are bent. Bend the shaft and the cylinder will leak.|
|But how did the shaft bend?|
Spotted the clue in this photo?
|Much more evident in this photo.|