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How to Check for Hydraulic Fluid Leaks in Your Log Splitter

How to Check for Hydraulic Fluid Leaks in Your Log Splitter

Instructions

  • Step 1: Do not check for leaks with your hands.
  • Step 2: Do not operate machine with frayed, kinked, cracked, or damaged hoses, fitting, or tubing.
  • Step 3: Stop the engine and relieve hydraulic system pressure before changing or adjusting fittings, hoses, tubing, or other system components.
  • Step 4: Do not adjust the pressure settings of the pump or valve.
  • Step 5: Leaks can be detected by passing cardboard or wood, while wearing protective gloves and safety glasses, over the suspected area.  Look for discoloration of cardboard or wood.
  • Step 6: If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor immediately.  Serious infection or reacting can develop if proper medical treatment is not administered immediately.