Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Central Manitoba
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Wish you were closer, I'd be looking at that. I'm still trying to get the 8500 into the field for the first time. I'm having problems with the hydraulics. The wings work fine, and the left side of the machine works good, but the right side is giving me problems. The second last cylinder won't extend all the way so it isn't bypassing oil to the last cylinder (they use slots at the top of the bore to bypass to the next cylinder and are plumbed in series instead of parallel like most IHC products... more like a Morris). We took the 2nd last cylinder apart and it seems good inside, and when we put it on a tractor alone it put oil out the top port. It acts like air in between the 2nd and 3rd cylinders, but I've blown about 5 gallons of oil through it and bled it to no avail. The last cylinder on that side is an aftermarket one and I wondered if it was just the wrong type of cylinder. I replumbed it so the last cylinder was bypassed and the remaining cylinders worked better, but the last one still won't extend beyond 8" and it needs to hit about 8.5" to bypass properly. Any ideas for those experienced with these drills?
Last edited by whtbaron; 05-18-2018 at 08:44 AM.