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Old 03-25-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Dry Packing or Bushing on HwH Cyclinder?

Does anyone know if the HwH 12,000 or 9,000 hydralic cyclinders for their levelers have bushing or packing near the entrance/exit hole on the cyclinder? If so can it dry out within a month?

For instance my levelers are AP29405 and AP29547 models. I don't use them but once or twice a year for no more than 5 days at a time.

I put them down with no problem but when I retract them, they are one way jacks, the springs are suppose to bring them up, they only come up about half way and take forever to fully seat.

However, if I spray them with WD40 and wipe them clean once a month they come up within 1-2 minutes with no problem.

I replaced the springs on the left side, front and rear, and they didn't come up all the way. I put them back down, cleaned the rod with wd40, wiped it clean, and then they came up with no problem

I called HwH and they said to use only wd40 on cleaning them or soap and water. They also said it was my springs or cyclinder. I don't how as I replaced the springs and when I clean the cyclinder it comes up with no problem.

Sounds like a dried out packing or bushing somewhere.
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Wouldn't use WD40 use a good silicone spray like you should use on the slide seals that spray all your levels it will help with seals and may stop the leak
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Wouldn't use WD40 use a good silicone spray like you should use on the slide seals that spray all your levels it will help with seals and may stop the leak
HWH recommends using WD-40 on the jacks. The problem is that the seal dries out, and WD-40 will restore it. I use WD-40 every 4-6 weeks.
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What he said, regular use of wd-40. I don't even bother wiping off. I just give a quick spray.
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everyone has to use what they want my maintenance manual states Silicone spray and no I never wipe them down just run them up
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larry, you have power gear jacks. if siiicone is in your manual. use it.
hwh specifies wd- 40
thats also in the manual for hwh.
ive always said follow the manual.
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