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  1. #1

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    Kubota B7500HSD

    Default Hydraulic Hose

    I had a hose go on my LA302 FEL this weekend (on a B7500).
    Probably have about 50 hours of FEL use (about 100 total
    on the tractor).

    Was one of the smaller hoses that controls the curl.

    The problems was that the inside brass fixture split.

    I got it fixed (actually a new one, not fixed) at a local heavy truck shop; total cost of $11.

    I asked the guy if the splitting of the fixture was common, as
    this was first one I had that had done this. He said no, but
    the design of the hose was odd in that he didn't usually see
    it with the brass inside the "nut" like that.

    The one he fabricated didn't have the brass inside a nut, but
    was basically one piece.

    I'm just wondering if my other hose fittings are about to split
    and was curious if anyone else had experienced this on any
    of their connections.

    The split ocurred when I was using the FEL to put my MMM
    own; I had finished and taken off the FEL when I was oil
    leaking down at the front.






  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hydraulic Hose

    Have not had that problem on Lucy, may be a fluke. How old is your B7500? I "thought" you'd had it less than a year. Wouldn't that be a warranty claim?

    The GlueGuy

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    Kubota 2910 HST

    Default Re: Hydraulic Hose

    Snowman
    I would hope you are calling a gold chromate plated steel fitting brass. There should not be any brass fittings in your hydraulic system. They will not hold up to the pressures of a hydraulic system. If it was brass, return it to your <font color=orange>kubota </font color=orange>dealer for warranty no matter how old your tractor is.




  4. #4

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    Kubota B7500HSD

    Default Re: Hydraulic Hose

    Took delivery in February 2001; was brand new.

    Probably would/could be a warranty claim, but it only cost
    $11 for a new hose from a local truck shop. My dealer went
    out of business a few months after I bought it, and the
    closest one is a 60 mile round trip.

    Hopefully this one fitting was a fluke that just had a flaw in it.

    It was mainly the truck shop guy's comment that the kubota
    fitting was odd that made me wonder if the other fittings
    would go sometime soon too.



  5. #5

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    Default Re: Hydraulic Hose

    I called it brass, since it looked brass colored. The fitting
    had a tear in it - a split - that made it look like soft metal.

    I couldn't see the inside of the tear as it was recessed inside
    the locking nut, so I don't know if it was brass colored all of
    the way through.

    Since the loader and hoses all came with the kubota package,
    I'm guessing that I do have the gold chromate plated steel
    fittings that you describe (I hope). I've used the loader
    pretty roughly and in 90 degree plus days, so if they were
    brass which would not hold up, I probably would have had
    more fittings blow by now.

    Thanks.





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    Silver Member
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    Slate Lick, Armstrong Co, PA
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    International 300 Utility, BX2200

    Default Re: Hydraulic Hose

    I had the flare inside of a fitting on a loader hose split about 30 minutes after I got the tractor. It wasn't overtightened, so it must have had a small crack when it was made that split open.


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