Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    75
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Tractor
    TC35D

    Default Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    Was digging a rock out of our pasture (never ending) using a Woods 9000 backhoe when I heard a big swoosh and I knew what it was before I even looked down [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    Left stabilizer had gone down and it was wet with hydraulic fluid. To see how bad it was, I gave the stabilizer a little down pressure and saw that it was coming out the top end of the cylinder around the piston rod and out the "T" of at the bottom of the cylinder body. Hoses and fittings are fine.

    Anyone ever had a similiar repair done? Was wondering what to expect for cost of repair (no longer under warranty). Backhoe is only 2 years old, but it's been worked hard.

    Thanks,

    Bill
    EnDeering Acres Farm
    Deering, NH

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    46
    Location
    North East Texas
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    When one of the hydraulic cylinders on my loader was leaking, dealer wanted $48 for a rebuild kit, not including labor. I disassembled the the cylinder, took the seal to an industrial bearing shop, and purchased a new seal for less than a buck and a half.
    Very simple repair.
    The most difficult part was removing the collar on the large section on the cylinder. I used a tool designed for adjusting the preload on a motorcycle shock. You could also use a punch and hammer, but I didn't want to damage the paint.
    It screws off, and the small shaft comes out (with a quick pull).
    Had mine repaired in less than an hour and a half, including trip to find, and purchase parts.

    Good luck.


  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    75
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Tractor
    TC35D

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    Thanks Hayseed!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    425
    Location
    SW Alabama
    Tractor
    NH TC-33D

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    On thing bothers me about your statement. <font color="blue"> and out the "T" of at the bottom of the cylinder body </font> . By the "T", I think you mean the cylinder mount. If that's the case then you may have a bigger problem. You may have ruptured the cylinder cap. That'll have to be replaced if that's the case. It may wind up being cheaper to buy a new cylinder than try and find a new cap. Maybe I just misunderstood you and that's not the case.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    873
    Location
    N Central Ohio
    Tractor
    NH TC35D/SUPER H&M/F-20/JD B&D/FORDSON/JD250 SSL

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    Hayseed did u just replace the 'dust seal ' or did u get the long packing and high pressure seals also for $1.50.
    On the cylinders I have rebuilt there is a long nylon or something similar inside the cap and the dust seal just keeps out the dirt.

    Bill do u have a cylinder repair shop near by ?
    I bent a rod on my x- hoe this spring and had to buy a new rod $200 for them to make in 10 days or $400 from Deere next day and $50 labor and kit.
    Since I was digging a basement at the time a got a Deere one.
    The good shops can repair the body if that is what blew out and there kits are cheap.

    I also have a 9000 hoe on my SSL and use it on some big jobs like busting 7" thick concrete slabs that they only cut 4" deep.
    I had to put the stabilizer on the slab to get enough force to break them.


  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    46
    Location
    North East Texas
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    Not sure about the terminology, but if I remember correctly there were 3 seals on the head of what I would call the plunger, or small shaft. Each was seperated by about 1/4 inch. I replaced the back two. One was obviously twisted, the other had a little nick in the lip.
    They were light blue in color. About two inches in diameter and 3/16 thick with a small lip on one side.

    Good luck.


  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    75
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Tractor
    TC35D

    Default Not as bad as I thought...

    Thanks everyone..

    I took a closer look at it this weekend. I "lucked out" in that the actual leak is in one of the hydraulic lines leading to the stabilizer.

    It threw me for a loop when I was out in the field because the stabilizer was in the down position and the leak was high up on the hose and sprayed on the underside of the stabilizer with such force that it ran down the underside of the stabilizer and appeared to come out the cylinder. And it also sprayed at the top of the cylinder as well....

    Looks like a simple hose replacement should fix it!

    Bill

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    425
    Location
    SW Alabama
    Tractor
    NH TC-33D

    Default Re: Not as bad as I thought...

    Glad to hear that it wasn't more serious. A hose is rather simple and inexpensive as those things go.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    121
    Location
    So. N.H
    Tractor
    long 300dtc

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    Hayseed or anybody a question small leak around seals of stabilizer i need to replace seals but also need small nics taken out of cylinder can this be done either by me or a machine shop thanks edt

  10. #10
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    154
    Location
    ct.
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010

    Default Re: Backhoe Stabilizer Hydraulic Leak

    I have many hours on a Woods 9000,like you the only problem that I ever had was the leaky stab.-hose deal. As a matter of fact,I had one pop on each side. Both broke where the hose went through the frame behind the stabilizer,seems that is the flex-rub spot. The fix was easy,good luck!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.